National Geographic : 1917 Jun
Twenty Million Miles of Telephone Wire The telephone wire in use in the Bell System is long enough to run from the earth to the moon and back again forty times. The Bell System has about twice as much telephone wire as all Europe. More than 500,000 new telephones are being added to the Bell System yearly-almost as many as the total number of telephones in England. In twelve months the adds enough telephones ® AMERICAN One Policy Bell System to duplicate TELEPHONE AND ASSOCl One S the entire telephone systems of France, Italy and Switzerland combined. In proportion to population the extension of the Bell System in the United States is equal in two years to the total telephone progress of Europe since the telephone was in vented-a period of about forty years. The Bell System fills the telephone needs of the American people with a thoroughness and a spirit of public service which are without parallel the world over. AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY ATED COMPANIES systemm Universal Service "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."