As Phone Companies Abandon Copper Lines, Some Customers Find Withdrawal Painful

More evidence that cooper wire-based Verizon DSL is no long-term viable solution for Princeton internet needs:

Verizon, the country’s second-largest landline phone company, is taking the lead by replacing phone lines with wireless alternatives. But competitors including AT&T have made it clear they want to follow. It’s the beginning of a technological turning point, representing the receding tide of copper-wire landlines that have been used since commercial service began in 1877…The elderly and people in rural areas, where cell coverage may be poor or nonexistent, will be most affected by disappearing phone lines.

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