Wireless Substitution Continues

by on October 25, 2004

Here’s yet another another article documenting the growing substitution of wireless for wireline services in America and across the globe. A new Yankee Group report says that 6 percent of households have now “cut the wire” entirely and gone wireless for all their communications needs.

The Yankee report notes that the wireless-oriented households are skewed to urban, young and single users. That’s not surprising, but I’ve seen plenty of anecdotal evidence that people in rural communities are making the leap to wireless as well. As wireless systems become more robust and reliable in those rural communities, this revolution will really start to pick up steam.

Meanwhile, back in Washington, the regulators continue to regulate as if we all still live in a one-wire world dominated by monopolists. Just silly.

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