Who invented the computer modem?

Answer Dennis C. Hayes and Dale Heatherington invented the computer modem in 1977. Modems convert analog and digital signals so that computers can communicate across telephone lines. They also connect com... Read More »

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Who invented the first computer modem?

Bell Laboratories invented the first computer MODEMs (modulator-demodulators)---devices that modulate one signal type to another (analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog) between computers or a compute... Read More »

What is a computer modem?

A modem is a device which connects your computer to the Internet and allows you to transmit and receive information to other computers. Modems have existed in one form or another since the early 19... Read More »

What exactly does a modem for a computer do?

A type of electronic device, a modem transmits data to and from a computer through the use of a number of connections or lines, such as land-line phones, cellular phones or cable. The word modem co... Read More »

What is a computer modem used for?

A modem permits computers to transmit information long distances over telephone lines or other communications pathways such as cable. Different devices--computers, phone systems and cable systems--... Read More »