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United States Communications 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











United States Communications 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 121.991 million
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 38 (July 2015 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 3

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 382.307 million
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 119 (July 2015 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 5

Telephone system:
general assessment: a large, technologically advanced, multipurpose communications system
domestic: a large system of fiber-optic cable, microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and domestic satellites carries every form of telephone traffic; a rapidly growing cellular system carries mobile telephone traffic throughout the country
international: country code - 1; multiple ocean cable systems provide international connectivity; satellite earth stations - 61 Intelsat (45 Atlantic Ocean and 16 Pacific Ocean), 5 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region), and 4 Inmarsat (Pacific and Atlantic Ocean regions) (2015)

Broadcast media:
4 major terrestrial TV networks with affiliate stations throughout the country, plus cable and satellite networks, independent stations, and a limited public broadcasting sector that is largely supported by private grants; overall, thousands of TV station (2008)

Internet country code:
.us

Internet users:
total: 239.58 million
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 74.6% (July 2015 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 3


NOTE: The information regarding United States on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United States Communications 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United States Communications 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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