Phone books may be the latest resource to be eliminated because of modern technology.
Telephone company representatives are asking the Iowa Utilities Board for new rules to end the requirement to deliver paper phone books to their customers.
Michael Sadler of CenturyLink, says the paper books are getting used less frequently:
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Proosed new rules would require phone companies to deliver paper phone books only upon request.
The phone books printed by some companies have become smaller sized in recent years with harder to read small print.
Fewer residential numbers are listed as many people have abandoned land lines and use only cell phones.
Anthony Carroll, with A-A-R-P, argues many elderly Iowans and others don’t have internet access to look up phone numbers, so there should be a gradual phaseout of the paper books.
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AARP also opposes proposed new rules that would give phone companies more time to restore service when landline phones go down.