Peter Froehlich holds the landline telephone he uses at his rural home in Whitefield, Maine, in April, 2016. Across the country, telecom companies are lobbying lawmakers to be released from their mandate of providing service to every home.
Peter Froehlich holds the landline telephone he uses at his rural home in Whitefield, Maine, in April, 2016. Across the country, telecom companies are lobbying lawmakers to be released from their mandate of providing service to every home. ROBERT F. BUKATY Associated Press
Peter Froehlich holds the landline telephone he uses at his rural home in Whitefield, Maine, in April, 2016. Across the country, telecom companies are lobbying lawmakers to be released from their mandate of providing service to every home. ROBERT F. BUKATY Associated Press

States move toward making endangered land lines extinct

April 20, 2016 05:01 PM