James Enck has just posted annualized rates of landline attrition for several ILECs. The numbers are shocking. Attrition has doubled in the first half of this year, with some US states seeing annualized rates as high as 16%. I’ve previously written about this in the context of Bell Canada and CRTC policy, but it looks as if we have finally reached the tipping point. We may be witnessing the global collapse of the incumbent telecom monopolies.