Yes. Doesn't the internet still go out in storms leaving thousands without internet access? Doesn't cable / satellite go out in storms leaving thousands without internet access? Why hasn't the free market fix that?
Govenment project that gave us a lot of pretty sweet tech, right? The door swings both ways sometimes.
The apex for an obsolete technology, sure. The only people I know that use land lines are old people and businesses and the old are dying and businesses are switching to VOIP.
Sure, but the technology that won war II is obsolete today just like land lines.