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Mobile Phone Use Outpacing Landline Use in Mississippi

March 1, 2012

A recent piece on WTVA in Tupelo, MS highlights a new study showing more Mississippians are dropping their home phone and use only their cell phone.  Experts say its due to broadband, a high speed delivery of voice and Internet service through the use of cell phone towers, that’s especially important in rural areas. Dr. John Mayo, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University, said wireless only customers have grown nationally from 4 percent to 31 percent.

Small business owners, in Mississippi and across the country, are also increasingly relying on mobile broadband services to run their businesses efficiently from anywhere.

Read more about Dr. Mayo’s recent paper, “Demand in a Portfolio-Choice Environment: The Evolution of Telecommunications.”