True or false? The FCC has mandated the sunset of POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) lines that connect critical systems like fire and alarm panels, so IT leaders must replace their lines immediately.
Not quite, but it’s risky to underestimate the substantial cost increases many businesses will face if they wait too long.
The growth of wireless and VoIP lines has reduced demand for POTS, resulting in a dramatic increase in the cost to maintain last-century equipment. In fact, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced deregulation of all POTS lines, allowing carriers to abandon their POTS infrastructure, and strongly recommends businesses begin adopting next-generation wireless technology.
Compare your POTS bill now to a year ago and you may notice rate increases that are expected to continue to rise at a rapid pace.1 Some enterprises have already seen rates on a single line increase to more than $1,000, and several reported new lines costing as high as $1,300 per line.2
More reasons to pan the POTS lines:
But are we in a panic? Not yet. You still have options and there’s time to consider them, so long as you’re aware of and comfortable with the increasing prices you’re paying to keep POTS. Virtually every application that requires a copper hardline can now be replaced with one device for a fixed monthly cost that can create savings of at least 30%-50%.
We help facilities management and IT teams modernize traditional POTS line systems to 4G/5G wireless service and manage them with greater efficiency and control.
The UScellular solution offers you: