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Unplugged: More American Homes Go Without Landlines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Tuesday preliminary results from a 2013 survey about increasing wireless-only households.

Hello? Nobody’s home. American families continue to ditch their landlines for a wireless-only household, according to a study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The survey found that from July to December 2013, two in every five American households, or 41 percent of the 21,512 surveyed households, used only wireless telephone service. That’s up from the CDC’s 2012 mobile substitution study, which reported 35.8 percent of surveyed households said they did not having landlines. In the last six months of 2013, the highest concentration of wireless-only households were found in the Midwest; the lowest, the Northeast.

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