Prepare to Hang Up the Phone, Forever
by JENNIFER WATERS, The Wall Street Journal
Mar 30, 2014 | 486 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At decade's end, the trusty landline telephone could be nothing more than a memory.

Telecom giants AT&T and Verizon Communications are lobbying states, one by one, to hang up the plain, old telephone system, what the industry now calls POTS--the copper-wired landline phone system whose reliability and reach made the U.S. a communications powerhouse for more than 100 years.

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