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Phone booth, 1981

Posted on December 16, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
A woman uses a telephone booth March 1981 on Richmond Road in Lexington. Photo by Frank Anderson | staff

A woman used a telephone booth in March 1981 on Richmond Road in Lexington. According to the Federal Communications Commission, that same year, the FCC set aside 40 MHz of spectrum for cellular licensing. By 1985, there were more than 340,000 cellphone subscribers in the United States. Twenty-five years later, in 2010, there were more than 300 million subscribers, and the once-ubiquitous phone booth was nearly extinct. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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