Tracking the Landline’s Demise in the US

Roughly 23 percent of U.S. adults have a wireless phone at home but no landline, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. And the younger the generation, the more likely that is the case. Although every age bracket shows a move towards wireless-only use, nearly half of respondents in their 20s have already made the leap, according to the agency’s latest Health Interview Survey, which measures the trend from July to December 2009.The report’s results are generally in line with those contained in an AT&T filing to the Federal Communications Commission last year, in which the carrier requested that mandatory landline support be eliminated from legislation. Additional CDC findings that point to the inevitable end of the landline include:To read the rest of this BusinessWeek article, see:
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