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Ga. Regulators Debate Charging The Poor For Phones

A utility regulator in Georgia wants to charge low-income customers $5 a month to get government-funded telephone service, a step that he says will deter fraud. Critics worry it will effectively gut the program.


More than half of U.S. households do not have or do not use a landline telephone. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Majority Of US Homes Don’t Have, Don’t Use Landline Phones

The rise of the mobile phone has pushed the amount of U.S. homes that have or use a landline down to World War II-era levels.