Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

The Associated Press November 11, 2010, 5:31AM ET

Companies yank cord on residential phone books

Dark days are ahead for the white pages. Regulators in many states are giving phone companies permission to stop printing residential listings since fewer people are using them.

Companies like Verizon and AT&T argue that consumers now depend on the Internet and mobile phone applications to search for the numbers they need. More people are also ditching land lines altogether.

The move helps the companies' bottom line and reduces environmental impact by eliminating the need for all paper and ink for the heavy directories that started with a single page 132 years ago.

New York, Florida and Pennsylvania have recently approved requests to halt distribution of white pages. Similar requests are pending in several states.


BW Mall - Sponsored Links

Buy a link now!