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Nearing an end to the landline phone era?

OLYMPIA – If you want the surest sign that telephone that hanging on your wall or resting on your desk is on the way out, this may be it:

Washington regulators may soon allow CenturyLink, the state’s biggest provider of home phone service, to charge whatever it wants for residential landlines. And the rates aren’t likely to change substantially.

They didn’t jump dramatically when the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission granted similar authority to Frontier, the state’s second largest provider of landlines, this summer. Frontier home rates went up $1 a month at the beginning of October. . .

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