This proposed IEEE Milestone marks a significant step in character encoding and the platform for subsequent character encoding as documented in the cited references. It is ready for consideration by the IEEE History Committee upon filing of the signed permission statement from AT&T for placement of the Milestone Plaque. (The draft statement has been provided.)
I agree it is a worthy proposal, but why house the milestone at AT&T? The ASCII code may have been come out of earlier telegraph codes, but it was developed by a standards body. Why not at the standards org. hdqtrs?