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Cost to Message London Is “Exorbitant”

Cost to Message London Is “Exorbitant”

“We had occasion to send a telegraphic message to our correspondent in London, through the Atlantic , consisting of exactly twenty words. According to the published schedule, that should have forward for £20 sterling, but the director at this end charged £24, or $120 in gold, so as to cover the date of transmission. We wish the Submarine Telegraph Company success, but it seems to us impossible that the public submit to such exorbitant, and as it appears to us, unreasonable charges.”


Scientific , August 1866


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