Last summer, “06880” reader Mary McGee complained about the ridiculous practice of dumping phone books underneath mailboxes. They’re unsightly, she said — and besides, who uses phone books these days?
Almost 2 dozen folks commented, agreeing wholeheartedly.
Now, alert reader Jennifer Jackson sends along this info: According to Yahoo! News, regulators are allowing telecommunications companies to stop mass-printing residential phone books.
Recently, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania approved Verizon’s request to not distribute white pages. Virginia is considering a similar move.
Nearly a dozen other states have enacted or are debating similar legislation.
The list includes such forward-looking, business-interfering states as Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas.
But not Connecticut.