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T˙n in ReykjavÝk in ReykjavÝkurborg, H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i­, Iceland — North Atlantic and Artic Oceans (a Nordic Island)
 

Upphaf Frjßlsra Fjarskipta ┴ ═slandi / The Beginning of Telecommunications in Iceland

 
 
Upphaf Frjßlsra Fjarskipta ┴ ═slandi / The Beginning of Telecommunications in Iceland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
1. Upphaf Frjßlsra Fjarskipta ┴ ═slandi / The Beginning of Telecommunications in Iceland Marker
Inscription.  
■ann 26. j˙nÝ ßri­ 1905 komst ═sland fyrst Ý fjarskiptasameand vi­ umheiminn.

Ůß var hÚr ß fÚlagst˙ni teki­ ß mˇti loftskeyti frß poldhu Ý Cornwall a Englandi. Loftskeytab˙na­urinn vara vegum Marconi FÚlagsins Ý London, en Einar Benediktsson var forg÷nguma­ur um uppsetningu hans. Me­ ■essu hˇfst mˇttaka skeyta sem stˇ­ fram Ý oktˇber 1906, ■egar hŠtta var­ starfrŠkslu fjarskiptast÷­varinnar vegna einkaleyfis sem stjˇrnv÷ld h÷f­u veitt til fjarskipta ß ═slandi.

Minningarskj÷ld ■ennan gaf og Vodafone

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On June the 26th 1905 Iceland was first connected to the outside world by means of telecommunications.

The first wireless message was received here from Poldhu in Cornwall, England. The telecommunications equipment was provided by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co, at the suggestion of enterpreneur and poet Einar Benediktsson. Messages were received here until October 1906, when the operation was terminated due to a government granted monopoly on telecommunications in Iceland.

This memorial plaque was donated by Og Vodafone


 
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topic list: Communications. A significant historical date for this entry is June 26, 1905.
 
Location. 64° 8.8′ N, 21° 54.371′ W. Marker is in ReykjavÝk, Capital Region (H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i­), in ReykjavÝkurborg. It is in T˙n. Marker can be reached from Borgart˙n. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: ReykjavÝk, Capital Region 105, Iceland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Einar Benediktsson (a few steps from this marker); Louisa MatthÝasdˇttir (within shouting distance of this marker); H÷f­i House (within shouting distance of this marker); B˙jar­ir Ý ReykjavÝk / Farmsteads in ReykjavÝk (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Hverfisgata 45 (approx. one kilometer away); Founding of the Reykjavik Water Utility / Uphaf vatnsveitu (approx. one kilometer away); Sj˙krah˙s HvÝtabandsins / White Ribbon Hospital (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Neighbourhood of the Gods / Go­ahverfi­ (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in ReykjavÝk.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the back of the Hofdi House (the most famous address in Iceland).
 
The Beginning of Telecommunications in Iceland Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2017
2. The Beginning of Telecommunications in Iceland Marker - wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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Dec. 10, 2023