Policy Documents

The Birth of a Cellular Nation

Andy Arthur –
September 1, 2007

Sometime between September of last year and April of this year, the United States quietly passed a noteworthy milestone in telecommunications history. That's when the percentage of people living in U.S. households with one or more cell phones (86.2 percent) first began to exceed the number of people living in households with landlines (84.5 percent), according to Mediamark Research Inc.