“The question of monopoly in radio communication must be squarely met. It is not conceivable that the American people will allow this new born system of communication to fall exclusively into the power of any individual, group or combination. It would be in principle the same as though the entire press of the country were so control ed. The effect would be identical whether this control arose under a patent monopoly or under any other form of combination. I believe it is safe to say irrespective of claims under patent rights on apparatus that broadcasting will not cease and neither will our public policy allow it to become monopolized”—Secretary of Commerce Hoover.
Development of Radio
Radio communication falls into two broad groups—telegraphic communication by the use ...