What's really killing the landline telephone business

The telecommunications revolution of the 1990s and the rise of the Internet was akin to the California Gold Rush for the wired-phone industry, as access lines provided by incumbent local exchange carriers rose at nearly 24 percent from 142.4 million in 1992 to 186.6 million in 1999.

Oh, how times have changed. Read about the death of landlines in Slate.