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We Spend Billions a Year Maintaining Phone Lines (almost) Nobody Depends on. Should we get rid of them?

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Washington Post
A back-of-the-envelope estimate by a Georgetown University researcher suggests that telecom companies may be spending as much as $13.5 billion a year maintaining their old phone networks. From that kind of investment, we might expect large benefits. But the reality isn't so clear, says Anna-Maria Kovacs, a visiting scholar at Georgetown's Center for Business and Public Policy.