AT&T Looks To Deliver White Pages Online, Save Millions In Waste

AT&T says it wants to try delivering its White Pages online rather than on front porches. And the telecommunication provider says the effort could save 4 million pounds of solid waste per year in two North Carolina test cities.

The San Antonio-based company petitioned the North Carolina Utilities Commission today to allow the company to test the Web-based phone listings in Raleigh and Charlotte. Customers would still get the Yellow Pages and can request a hard copy of the residential White Pages.

AT&T says its research shows that fewer customers use the White Pages as they move to the Internet. The company is looking to try the idea in North Carolina before expanding it elsewhere.