White Pages

The Louisiana Public Service Commission has voted to allow AT&T to discontinue home delivery of the white pages phone book.

PSC member Lambert Boissiere, who voted for the measure, says the average person uses directory assistance when they want a phone number, or they look it up on the Internet. He says the white pages are becoming a thing of the past.

AT&T says it will see considerable savings, by having to print far fewer white pages copies. Boissiere says this does not mean the white pages will be totally unavailable. If you still want to have the white pages for your home, you will have to call the phone company and opt IN. AT&T will still send each residence a phone book, containing business listings and the Yellow Pages.

The vote was 4-1. Only Chairman Foster Campbell opposed AT&T's request

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