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WIRELESS ONLY

Forty-seven percent of Americans aged 18 or older live in a wireless-only household. Least likely to live in a wireless-only household are people aged 65 or older (19%), those in the Northeast (32%), and homeowners (37%).  

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WIRELESS ONLY

In the last half of 2014, Americans crossed a threshold. The plurality of households (45.4%) now has only cell phones, surpassing for the first time the percentage (42.7%) with both cell and landline phones.

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TECH UPDATE

Google launched a wireless phone service Wednesday that will charge $20 a month for talk, texts and $10 per gigabyte of data used each month. The service initially will work only on Google’s latest Nexus 6 phones.

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WE STILL LIKE PHONES

A survey by Public Knowledge finds “old school” phone calling patterns are prevalent for many Americans. The landline telephone, notwithstanding the advent of wireless substitution, occupies a privileged place in the communication habits for many households.  Of Americans with a landline and cell phone — over half of all homes — phone-calling at home is… read more

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DIGITAL GAP

The FCC unanimously voted last Friday to adopt a report and order that it says will “promote deployment of the wireless infrastructure necessary to provide the public with ubiquitous, advanced wireless broadband services.” The action means local entities will have to be more compliant with efforts from wireless companies seeking to add or improve wireless… read more

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TECH UPDATE

Verizon Wireless customers will soon be able to experience clearer and crisper phone calls and a Skype-like video chat service. The actual date for the launch of the service as well as the devices that will initially support it have not yet been announced.

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BYE-BYE LANDLINE

Today’s Wall Street Journal looks at an Alabama town where AT&T is eliminating landline phones in favor of Internet/wireless phones. Nearly 40% of U.S. households now have no landline phone, and there are more wireless devices than people. AT&T plans to convert its entire 22-state network to Internet protocol technology by 2020.

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