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With the rise of mobile, Illinois votes to allow AT&T to end landline service


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Lawmakers in Illinois have voted to join 19 other states where AT&T is the primary phone carrier and allow the company to end landline service. AT&T says it wants to invest more in wireless or internet-based phone networks, but some consumer advocates are worried about the impact of the change. Dean Reynolds reports.

 

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PSTN Network is very expensive to maintain if nobody is subscribing to the service. After hurricane Sandy, Verizon did not replace the copper for landline service in a lot of the damaged areas.

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For those with "inquiring minds" :

 

Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is the world's collection of interconnected voice-oriented public telephone networks, both commercial and government-owned. It's also referred to as the Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS)

 

This is the traditional wired service that has a very regular and costly maintenance structure to keep it working at optimal condition.

 

When the number of subscribers has dropped below the point that makes it viable/profitable, it is only a matter of time before the provider's go out of business anyway. Kind of like pay-phones. Because they require regular, costly maintenance (and are often vandalized), pay phones are few and far between.


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For those with "inquiring minds" :
 
Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is the world's collection of interconnected voice-oriented public telephone networks, both commercial and government-owned. It's also referred to as the Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS)
 
This is the traditional wired service that has a very regular and costly maintenance structure to keep it working at optimal condition.
 
When the number of subscribers has dropped below the point that makes it viable/profitable, it is only a matter of time before the provider's go out of business anyway. Kind of like pay-phones. Because they require regular, costly maintenance (and are often vandalized), pay phones are few and far between.

This has happened in some remote countryside areas in Scandinavia. Unfortunately, some of those areas did not have proper internet access or mobile connectivity.


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