Pioneering the Future
BUILT ON A HISTORY OF INNOVATION

  • Phonoscope Founded 1952

    Phonoscope Founders W.T. Carter, Jesse Jones and Lee Cook

    Phonoscope Founders
  • Phonoscope Instrument
    Developed in 1954

    The Phonsocope instrument (LightCar™), a two way audio and video communication device, is the forerunner of videoconferencing

    Phonoscope Intsrument
  • Bing Crosby
    and
    Henry King 1956

    Join Phonoscope

    Bing Crosby
  • Distance Learning 1957

    Phonoscope developed the original mode of distance learning live and interactive for the Galveston Public School District

    Distance Learning
  • Video Jukebox Late 50's

    Phonoscope created the video Jukebox for venue entertainment, used in Military Bases, Airports, and Clubs

    Monopoly Broke Up
  • Anti-Trust suit
    filed against Southwestern Bell "AT&T" in 1958

    Phonoscope began an 11 year battle

    Anti-Trust Suit
  • Public Utility Rights Granted in 1962

    The Attorney General of Texas grants Phonoscope public utility rights for Voice and Video Communications. This designation means that Phonoscope is one of 3 Public Communication Utilities; Telegraph, Telephone and Phonoscope

    Public Utility Rights
  • Television Cable Company formed in 1963

    Phonoscope provides cable TV to the NASA and Clear Lake Areas

    Cable Television
  • Partnered with General Telephone in 1967

    Phonoscope partnered with General Telephone of the Southwest (GTE)

    Partnered with General Telephone
  • Supreme Court Rules in 1968

    The law suit was settled in 1969 in favor of Phonoscope

    Monopoly Broke Up
  • Freeway Traffic Cameras Mid 1970's

    Phonoscope installs freeway traffic cameras to monitor freeway traffic

    Traffic Cameras
  • Target Cable Advertising Late 1970's

    Phonoscope introduced target cable advertising in supermarkets, the beginning of target cable advertisement

    Video Kiosk Advertisement
  • The Largest cable provider in Greater Houston 60's, 70's, & 80's

    Provided cable television to most apartment complexes

    Largest Cable Provider
  • Phonoscope begins to deploy the first Fiber Optic Network Late 1970's

    Phonoscope began to use fiber exclusively to build their communication infrastructure

    Fiber Optic Network Deployed
  • 80 mile private Fiber Ring for Exxon 1985

    The first Fiber Optic Metro Area Ring

    Fiber Ring for Exxon Built
  • Interconnected all business districts and Medical Center Late 1980's

    Provided Fiber to interconnect all Houston major business districts and hospitals in the Medical Center

    80 mile Fiber Ring completed
  • Telemedicine Launched in the Early 90's

    Phonoscope launched the concept of telemedicine for the use by the Medical Center institutions, to interconnect with cardiovascular surgeons and physicians around the world for instructional purposes

    Telemedicine Launched
  • High Speed Internet launched in 1996

    Phonoscope was the first to provide Houston residential customers with multi internet speeds

    MDU customers
  • First Gigabit Ethernet data circuits in 1998

    Houston's first Gigabit Ethernet data circuit connectivity provider

    Gigabit Ethernet Circuit
  • Phonoscope launched digital voice over IP in 2002

    Digital IP Voice
  • Expanded to a 10 Gig Ethernet network in 2004

    Expanded to a 10 Gig Network
  • Executive Gig Service for the home launched in 2006

    Executive Gig switch for the home launched
  • First Texas Cable TV IP Head-end installed in 2007

    First cable TV IP head-end
  • Phonoscope Global established in 2012

    Greater Houston and around the globe IP Services

    Phonoscope Global & Phonoscope Fiber Communications established
  • Phonoscope Fiber Communications established in 2013

    Fiber to the Home with Symmetrical Gigabit Bandwidth and IP Residential Services

    Phonoscope Global & Phonoscope Fiber Communications established
  • Fiber Optic wavelengths expanded to 20 terabytes in 2015

    Over 250 rings within the fiber network

    Fiber Optic wavelengths expanded to 20 terabytes
  • Largest Privately Owned Pure Light Metro Fiber Optic Network in the country

    Largest Privately Owned Pure Light Metro Fiber Optic Network