The other day I walked by this pole with broken airborne landline, where the connection point has fallen from its mount. Fixed landlines are now not seldom (in Sweden) replaced by a "fixed wireless" solution.
Or the user instead choose a mobile connection. With 5G, the equipment providers also offer Fixed wireless 5G access which almost can compete with fibre to the home.
Still, when telephone landlines are going out of service, new fibre optical "landlines" are rolled out for the best class of access with fibre to the home or nearby the home.
Not to forgot, also the 5G wireless access, although radio the last distance, will rely on fibre optics in the backbone network.
29 April 2020