Lowering the walls of oblivion": the revolution in postal communications in central. This reading explores the effects the mass" postal service had on people"s lives in. The postal service used to be a luxury, but after. Britain gave up their control of the canadian postal service to the provinces and territories it became accessible to everyone. Now there were more post offices and faster services; with this change meant that there was less need for face to face communication, which brought about a communication revolution. The number of post offices almost quadrupled between 1851 and. Implementing these new post offices meant that more transportation was needed. The invention of the railway was very important because it greatly reduced mail delivery times. More free, public elementary schools were opened which increased literacy, as you had to be literate in order to use the postal service. Reading and writing letters became a normal, daily activity.