Telecommunications in Newfoundland and Labrador

Telecommunications in Newfoundland and Labrador have been important due to the province's rural and remote geography.[1] They are also well-situated to be the terminus of transatlantic undersea cables since it was found by Lieutenant O.H. Berryman in 1853 that they are connected to Ireland by a plateau at a depth of 1500 to 2000 fathoms which is highly suitable for this purpose.[2]


  1. ^ Flynn, C.; Fontaine, Y. (1997). "Telecommunications network development in Newfoundland and Labrador problems, challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing environment". CCECE '97. Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. Engineering Innovation: Voyage of Discovery. Conference Proceedings. 2. pp. 884–887. doi:10.1109/CCECE.1997.608385. ISBN 978-0-7803-3716-9.
  2. ^ Henry Martyn Field, John Davis Batchelder (1866), History of the Atlantic Telegraph, S. Low & Marston