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What did corporations use for long-distance networks in the 1980s?

To give an example from before the 1980s. In 1974 I started work for a company which had depots and warehouses throughout the UK. Customers phoned orders to their local warehouse where they were ...
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What did corporations use for long-distance networks in the 1980s?

In 1978 Xerox contemplated a remote document delivery service via a combination of satellite and microwave communications. In 1983 Fedex contemplated a similar service. Neither was built.
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What did corporations use for long-distance networks in the 1980s?

Was a short time intern at my local bank in Sweden in 1982 - the local branch computer was connected to the main frame in Stockholm via leased line, so a specialized version of RJE.
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What did corporations use for long-distance networks in the 1980s?

If you had the need for WAN in the 1980s (not many, even large corporations did, IT was still often built as islands, maybe with the exception of banking, finance and accounting), you had the ...
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What did corporations use for long-distance networks in the 1980s?

Leased Lines Leased lines are always at the bottom of each network, no matter whether they are made as twisted pair of galvanic coupled wire, dynamic amplified lines, fiber or satellite link. They may ...
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What did corporations use for long-distance networks in the 1980s?

Corporations needing such connectivity (which was still unusual in the 80s, outside the realm of large corporations) typically used leased lines, i.e. private point-to-point connections leased from a ...
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