AP&T to cease printing phone books

Due to the rising costs of production and numerous electronic options, Alaska Power & Telephone will stop printing phone books after the 2020 edition that is coming out in March.

According to Mary Jo Quandt, vice president of customer operations with AP&T, state legislation in 2015 removed the requirement for telecom companies to produce physical phonebooks. AP&T has still been printing phone books over the past five years but now production costs are just getting too steep.

"Many telecom companies, which now includes AP&T, have opted out of producing phonebooks," wrote Quandt in an email.



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