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United States Communications 2016
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SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















United States Communications 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 20, 2014

Telephones - main lines in use:
139 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 2
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
310 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 3
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

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) (2011)

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 stations broadcasting; multiple national radio networks with many affiliate stations; while most stations are commercial, National Public Radio (NPR) has a network of some 600 member stations; satellite radio available; overall, nearly 15,000 radio stations operating (2008)

Internet country code:
.us

Internet hosts:
505 million (2012); note - the US Internet total host count includes the following top level domain host addresses: .us, .com, .edu, .gov, .mil, .net, and .org
country comparison to the world: 1
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
245 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 2


[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding United States on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United States Communications 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United States Communications 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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