AARP To Lawmakers: Keep Landline Requirement

(Springfield, IL)  —  AARP is begging state lawmakers to keep a decades old law in place that requires AT&T to provide landline telephones. AARP yesterday said taking away the landline mandate could put lives at risk. AT&T is asking the state to end the costly requirement. The phone company says 90-percent of people in the state no longer use traditional landlines, and the state’s law costs them millions of dollars a year.