As a business owner, it’s imperative you make decisions today that will positively impact your business tomorrow. Plain old telephone service (POTS) is the analog voice and internet service that has connected businesses worldwide for over a century. But as that infrastructure has aged, the copper lines have deteriorated.
FCC POTS Lines Forbearance Order 19-72A1 The End of Copper POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) Lines The FCC has approved a forbearance request (order 19-72A1) that permitted phone and telecommunications carriers to abandon old, outdated, and degrading copper analog POTS landlines. Carriers are not only released from obligations to maintain this critical communications infrastructure but […]
POTS, or ‘Plain Old Telephone Lines,’ refer to traditional landline phone systems that rely entirely on physical copper wires in order to function. Copper landline POTS networks were created in the late 1800’s as a way to facilitate voice communication. However, with more and more businesses utilizing cloud-based internet services, POTS lines are being left in the dust by major phone carriers.