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In 1856, in 7 years after the foundation of New York State Printing Telegraph Company, the company changed its name to Western Union Telegraph Company. Western Union has taken of 451st position in the rating Fortune 500 in 2009, having moved from 473rd line in 2008. In 1920, Western Union has implemented the world's first transmission of images over the ocean. In the early forties of the 20th century, Western Union has used the first time a commercial intercity microwave transmission system. The project of congressmen involved the construction of lines with the length of two thousand miles in 10 years. Western Union handled the government task within 112 days. The secret of Sibley was simple: he used the tactics of the "Western Union". In 1877, starting from September, New York City residents began to have the opportunity to check the time on clock with the "time ball", located on the roof of constructed in the same year a new corporate headquarters - Western Union Building. The Western Union Company is a financial services and communications company based in the United States.


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In 1920, Western Union has implemented the world's first transmission of images over the ocean. In the early forties of the 20th century, Western Union has used the first time a commercial intercity microwave transmission system. Western Union has taken of 451st position in the rating Fortune 500 in 2009, having moved from 473rd line in 2008.


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America was on the verge of civil war and needed a reliable connection between the North and South. On the telegraph market of the USA at this time were operated with six large companies: American Telegraph Company, New York Albany and Buffalo Electro-Magnetic Telegraph Company, Atlantic and Ohio Telegraph, Illinois & Mississippi Telegraph Company, New Orleans & Ohio Telegraph Company, and the brainchild of Sibley & Co. - The Western Union Telegraph. Leaving the idea of expansion into Europe, Western Union took up the expansion of services in the U.S. market. The size of the commission fee for the transfer is charged according to the Western Union tariffs and depends on the amount of money sent. By 1861 Western Union telegraph lines entangled the whole America. It's time to explore Europe. In the Western Union in the 30s of the 20th century worked 14 thousand couriers delivering telegrams. Before transition to remittances Western Union company rendered services on sphere of cable communication.