Abandon Landlines? Not So Fast, Some Say

State laws require AT&T, Windstream and others to maintain landline service, but the companies argue they are under increasing pressure from wireless providers and companies that provide telephone service over the Internet.

Most ‘Wireless-Only’ State Might Surprise You

The mid-Atlantic and the Northeast are the regions most likely to grip on to landlines the hardest. Nearly 79 percent of households in New Jersey still are connected to wirelines. New York also ranked among the "most connected."

New Yorkers Beat Back Verizon’s Push to Kill Landlines

Verizon got an earful from a number of groups, but most notably, the fight from the AARP and the senior citizens it represents was likely what convinced Verizon to back away from its pursuit of wireless-only connections.

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