“The PSTN is headed toward an inevitable sunset.” The FCC declared this about Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), also known as copper-wire phone lines or plain old telephone service (POTS). As a result, costs of maintaining POTS lines for mission critical devices, such as elevator phones, building entry systems and fire alarm panels, are skyrocketing.
It’s no secret that POTS is reaching retirement age after a very long run. What’s less well known is how incumbent telecommunications carriers are getting their customers — including building owners and managers — to move away from POTS. The carriers’ strategy, in three words: jack up prices. Further, the quality of service for POTS lines that support your mission critical devices is declining.
Facility executives may not always be aware of these staggering price hikes if POTS charges are buried in much bigger line items for overall telecommunications services. They may also be reluctant to pull the plug on POTS because of concerns that mission-critical devices, such as fire alarms, elevator phones, building entry systems and more, will be knocked offline.
In this white paper, “How to Escape the Ever-increasing Cost of Copper-wire Phone Service,” we’ll walk you through the key steps for maintaining your critical devices while reducing costs including:
- Auditing your company for copper lines
- Selecting the best replacement solution
- Installing your new system