But in the event of a emergency with power outage, a landline service doesn't need power to run, it would make sense to have that service available.
I called AT&T today to get new landline service and was told that AT&T will no longer offer new landline service accounts. If you have an existing AT&T landline service account, AT&T will support it until the year 2020. Then it will be turned off forever!
Unless a company comes in and buys the infrastucture from AT&T. Will Sonic.net buy the landlines?
Can anyone explain to me how to communicate in the event of a power outage in rural settings that do not have a reliable cell signal? And don't cell towers also need power to run?
Does anyone have a article I can read to understand how this is even happening? Or what the battle is all about?