Interesting Fact - Communication

According to The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's "Minimum Income Standard" report, it is no longer considered essential in the UK for a family to have a landline telephone.
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(People are now able to rely on mobiles, however, for the first time internet access is counted as an essential for all groups including pensioners.

The internet has been an essential for me since 1999.)