Theodore Newton Vail was president of American Telephone & Telegraph between 1885 and 1889, and again from 1907 to 1919. Vail saw telephone service as a public utility and moved to consolidate telephone networks under the Bell system. In 1913 he oversaw the Kingsbury Commitment that led to a more open system for connection.
Nickname: Theodore N. Vail
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Theodore N. Vail Quotes
Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.