Notes from the Electronic Cottage 9/24/09

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Phone calls these days travel many different ways – through regular old land lines, through wireless connections using cell phones, and increasingly, over the Internet. But what will these new alternatives mean for people who don’t have cell phones or high speed internet connections? What will happen to “safety net” features in the old phone system such as universal access and even public pay phones? We don’t know yet but the day is coming fast when we’ll have to decide.