Are landlines going extinct in Florida?

Much like dinosaurs and telegraph machines, extinction may be on the horizon for landline phones in Florida.

A report released last week by the Florida Public Service Commission shows many Floridians are cutting the wired phone cord and have been for years.

The report found that 51 percent of homes in the state have gone wireless as of 2015 with that number on the rise.

Cell phones could be the culprit, as there were more of these wireless devices in Florida then there were people in 2016. There were 21.1 million wireless phones in Florida, according to the report.

Read the full article in the Aug. 10 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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