125TH ANNIVERSARY TODAY
29 2005 – Bell
national leader in communications since 1880, celebrates its 125th
anniversary today. Bell will mark
this historic milestone year with a program of events and activities that thank
employees for their dedication, celebrate the company’s long history, and set
the stage for the future.
connected Canadian society and business for 125 years,” said Jim Little, Senior
Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Bell
of employees, and millions of customers, have been part of the
Bell story. As
we transform our business to best serve customers with the most advanced
technology, it is important to reflect on how far Bell has come
and where the organization is headed.”
April 29, 1880
– The Bell Telephone Company is incorporated by Federal
1881 – Bell installs
the first public telephone in Lancefield’s Stationary Store, Hamilton,
. The telephone is not equipped with
acoin collector and customers pay the
1916 – Montreal
is connected with Vancouver
for the first time.
1943 – First outdoor telephone booth
put in service.
1985 – Bell Cellular offers cellular
mobile telephone service.
1995 – Launch of Sympatico Internet
1997 – Launch of Bell ExpressVu
2001 – Bell Mobility officially
opens for business in Western Canada.
2003 – Bell Enters the
Internet Protocol (IP) World.
2005 – Bell Celebrates
125 years of incorporation.
leader in communications since 1880. Celebrating 125 years of excellence,
tradition and innovation in 2005, Bell provides connectivity to residential and
business customers through wired and wireless voice and data communications,
local and long distance phone services, high speed and wireless Internet access,
IP-broadband services, e-business solutions and satellite television services.
Canada is wholly
owned by BCE Inc. For more information please visit www.bell.ca .