telecommunications http://kuow.org en Washington Commission Investigates 911 Outage http://kuow.org/post/washington-commission-investigates-911-outage <div id="lead"><p></p><p>The State Utilities and Transportation Commission has opened an investigation into last Thursday’s 911 emergency line outage. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:15:03 +0000 Patricia Murphy 32617 at http://kuow.org Washington Commission Investigates 911 Outage Idaho Tops Nation In Portion Of People Cutting Their Landline http://kuow.org/post/idaho-tops-nation-portion-people-cutting-their-landline <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/122313JR_WirelessOnly_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>New federal data show Idaho leads the country in something you might expect more from Seattle, Portland or Silicon Valley.<p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 16:06:23 +0000 Jessica Robinson 26021 at http://kuow.org Idaho Tops Nation In Portion Of People Cutting Their Landline Is It The End Of The Line For The Landline? http://kuow.org/post/it-end-line-landline <p></p><p>America's traditional phone system is not as dependable as it used to be. Just last month, the Federal Communications Commission told phone companies to start <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/problems-long-distance-or-wireless-calling-rural-areas">collecting stats on calls that fail to complete</a>. According to one estimate, as many as 1 in 5 incoming long-distance calls simply doesn't connect. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:51:48 +0000 Martin Kaste 24113 at http://kuow.org Is It The End Of The Line For The Landline? Wash. Ready To Hang Up On Mandatory Delivery Of White Pages http://kuow.org/post/wash-ready-hang-mandatory-delivery-white-pages OLYMPIA, Wash. - Utility regulators are on the verge of ending the automatic delivery of White Pages phone books to Washington households. Legislation to do the same in Oregon hasn't gone anywhere.<p>In Washington and Oregon, state law requires the local phone company to deliver a phone book to each landline customer. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:04:24 +0000 editor 3710 at http://kuow.org Wash. Ready To Hang Up On Mandatory Delivery Of White Pages