Re: 1982. AT&T stopped serving land-liines in Utah in 1982.
"That's when AT&T was broken up, forcibly by the Justice Department in the landmark antitrust lawsuit."
In case you've been asleep for the last 30 years: AT&T has reassembled itself over that period via a bunch of holding companies and a couple of renames, regained local loop monopolies over most of the USA and is no longer bound by that pesky 1930's "universal service for all" settlement.
Take a closer look at that man behind the curtain.