classifying communications services

In 1880, the British High Court held that the telephone was a telegraph under British law.  The judgment in The Attorney-General v. The Edison Telephone Company of London: Held, that Edison’s telephone was a ‘telegraph’ within the meaning of the Telegraph Acts , 1863 and 1869, although the telephone was not invented or contemplated in 1869. … Continue reading classifying communications services

U.S. mobile phone use

According to Nielsen data, the average number of text messages per month that U.S. mobile phone users sent and received exceeded the average number of voice calls sent and received in the second quarter of 2007.   Since then, texting has continued to increase, while voice calls have continued to fall.  Little disagreement exists about these … Continue reading U.S. mobile phone use