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The Consumerist » Are Phone Companies Becoming The Dinosaurs



Back in the dark days when we were all wandering lost and disconsolate on the the Earth, you know, right before the dawn of the Internet, it made perfect sense to link up computers through the phone lines, and hence, pay the phone companies for service (followed by what felt like hours listening to the phone dialing up a connection). But times have changed, as they always do, and it seems phone companies as high-speed Internet providers are on the way out.

Subscribers are fleeing phone companies, causing the first loss of broadband subscribers for the landline phone industry for the very first time this year. Cable companies appear to be the better choice for residential and small business customers, because of the simple fact that they’re faster.

Experts say this trend could continue on into a veritable

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