On This Day: The death of a household staple begins - the phone book

On This Day: The death of a household staple begins - the phone book
Learn about the death of the phone book in our podcast, How We Got Here. (Source: Associated Press)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - On this day in history: Oct. 14, 2010, Regulators in New York approved Verizon’s request to stop mass-printing residential phone books.

Virginia regulators would make a similar request in following months, marking the beginning of the end of a household staple. The move was estimated to save about 1,640 tons of paper annually.

Learn all about the death of the phone book in Episode 2 of Season 4 of the How We Got Here Podcast:

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