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Cutting the landlines: ND near top in wireless only households

January 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

FARGO, N.D. More than half of Americans, 51.7 percent, no longer regularly use a landline telephone in their homes, a recent National Health Interview Survey by the CDC shows.
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Phone cos. lose broadband subscribers

August 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Phone companies lose substantial broadband subscribers for first time, as cable modems thrive.
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FCC answers Johnson’s call to fix rural phone problems

February 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., this week applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s announcement of steps it will take to fix the problem of dropped, incomplete and poor quality long-distance phone calls to rural America. Continue Reading

N.D., fourth in cellphone-only homes, part of national trend

April 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Nearly a third of North Dakota households have traded a landline for a wireless-only world. The modern trend continues to expand in North Dakota, which now has the fourth-highest proportion of cellphone-only households in the nation. Minnesota’s proportions for cell phone vs. landline were about average compared to other states, with about a quarter of the adult population using only cell phones. Continue Reading