On March 25th, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 636, which will allow telephone companies to eliminate landline phone service in 2017. This seems to have caused uproar with some residents in Michigan. However, this change will not be noticed by most, just like the change from analog to digital cable was not the catastrophe that was predicted. The benefits for businesses and homeowners outweigh the concerns of the "what ifs".
According to Dale W Zorn, State Representative, this measure makes it easier for telephone companies to invest in new types of technology, helping our state move from analog to digital technology, including Voice Over Internet technology to keep up with the times. It also controls costs through lower maintenance expenses — savings that will help to provide more effective, less costly telephone service for Michigan customers.