National Geographic : 1957 Feb
Ketchikan is the Alaskan terminus of the new cables New underseas telephone cables link United States and Alaska Two telephone cables, stretch ing for more than 750 miles along the Pacific Ocean floor, are now in service between Seattle, Wash ington, and Alaska. The new stormproof voiceway connects telephones throughout the United States with the re cently expanded telephone network of the Alaska Com munication System, a facility of the U. S. Army Signal Corps. For business and personal calls, as well as defense calls, the cable system helps assure faster, more reliable communications. You're invited to experience the advantages of telephoning Alaska. You'll find it's the per sonal, satisfying way to settle a business question, close a sale, plan a trip or keep in touch with a relative or friend. It's easy to do. Just tell the operator where you want to call. BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM TELEPHONE RATES TO JUNEAU OR KETCHIKAN, ALASKA From New York, Chicago or Washington, D. C.: Day $8 25 Night and $6 75 Sunday --------------- From Los Angeles or San Francisco: Day $6 75 Night and $525 Sunday These are the rates for the first three minutes. Night rates apply after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday. Add the 10% federal excise tax.