FCC no longer cares to regulate pay phones because there are so few left
The FCC on Thursday proposed eliminating some of the regulatory requirements for phone companies that support the few remaining pay phones.
Why it matters: It's another sign of the rapid decline of pre-cellphone era technology. You know the numbers of pay phones are seriously dwindling when the telecom regulator no longer feels the need to track transactions for them. The number of U.S. pay phones has declined to fewer than 100,000 from 2 million in 1997.
Data: FCC; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios