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AT&T: The History of the Telephone

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AT&T's history dates back to the invention of the telephone.

Hard to believe, right? Well, maybe not for some - that is if you are familiar with how the company got its start.

In TheStreet's new video series, Behind the Label, we're taking you down some of the company's milestones, starting from 1877.

After inventing the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell and two financial backers found the American Bell Telephone Company in 1877.

AT&T has a long history and that was just the beginning of what was going to change the way people communicated with each other for years to come state by state and even around the world.

Curious to find out more?

Now that cell phones have become a huge part of everyday living, you're in luck. Just watch the video timeline highlighting AT&T's rich history.

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