The End of Landlines?

Apr 8, 2015

For the past few years, AT&T and Verizon have been attempting to get their customers to abandon landlines and move to phones based on internet service. Their goal is to finalize such a transition by 2020.

This proposal has met with opposition, however, from those who say that copper-based landlines are still a necessity for millions of Americans. This episode, we look at the issue of disappearing landlines, in Ohio and across the nation.

Guests

  • Michael R. Smalz, Senior Attorney, Ohio Poverty Law Center
  • Sherry Lichtenberg, principal researcher for telecommunications at the National Regulatory Research Institute
  • Jon Brodkin, Senior IT Reporter at ArsTechnica


This episode originally aired on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 10:00 AM