Spending on Cell Phone Services Has Exceeded Spending on Residential Phone Serviceshttp://www.bls.gov/cex/cellphones2007.htm
This is only one measure. Demand for Cell phones is obviously great. But, it is also the most competitive in terms of pricing and advertising. Not sure the profit margins are high."Monopoly" local service, including DSL, is still a good business. With the financial crisis, demand for the "toys" end of communication might suffer more than the "meat and potatoes" end. At current levels, CTL appears to be priced very well.
What a brilliant observation Craig,.,.,.,,thats why LEC dont focus on dial tone anymore......the focus on data! Ya know the thingy your puter use's to connect to the outside world!