5 states with most wireless-only households

AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. have had to contend with the fact that fewer and fewer Americans want to have landlines. Each of the companies has to deal with support of these huge legacy businesses, which require the maintenance of endless miles of infrastructure and tens of thousands of employees who support them. The problem is worst in rural states, where as many as 50% of households are wireless only, having abandoned their home phones, probably permanently.

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