Letters to the Editor

The “Best” of Readers’ Letters and Comments from 2016.


"You should maybe do some research. Party lines aren’t going anywhere."

I have lived in rural Oregon backwaters where we had party lines, maybe 3 or 4 locations times in my life. The last time was in 83 or 84.

"Most large phone companies eliminated party lines for good between 1988 and 2000. By 2000, according to USA Today, there were still over 5,000 party lines still in existence in the U.S., but the majority of them were hooked up to only one remaining household. They were party lines in name only."