Telephone Access Lines Continue Falling in Arkansas

by Luke Jones  on Monday, Jul. 29, 2013 12:00 am  

Similarly, Northern Arkansas Telephone Co. of Flippin, known to most as Natco, operates fiber lines and television services.

Its landlines fell from 5,780 in 2011 to 5,439 in 2012. (See here for a history of Natco.)

Interexchange carriers, which include both long-distance lines and pay phone companies, have been hit even harder by the rise of the cellphone.

Only five companies meet our criteria of having annual Arkansas revenue greater than $1 million.

A sixth, Securus Technologies Inc. of Dallas, dropped off the list, with its revenue having fallen from $1.03 million in 2011 to $824,198 in 2012.

Correction: In the eighth paragraph, Windstream's landline revenue figures for 2011 and 2012 were incorrectly reported. We have corrected those figures to show that Windstream's revenue increased 1 percent.



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