The country's traditional copper wire telephone networks could soon go the way of payphones -- becoming nearly obsolete.
The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted on Thursday to launch a series of trials to investigate how best to update the nation's telephone system. The idea is to replace the system's traditional phone lines with networks that are based on Internet Protocol.
Phone providers like AT&T and Verizon have been pushing the FCC to begin experiments on the transition to an IP-based system and will likely be involved in the testing. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has also … Read more