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    United States Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 194 million (1997)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 69.209 million (1998)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: a very 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: 24 ocean cable systems in use; 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) (2000)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 4,762, FM 5,542, shortwave 18 (1998)

      Radios 575 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations more than 1,500 (including nearly 1,000 stations affiliated with the five major networks - NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and PBS; in addition, there are about 9,000 cable TV systems) (1997)

      Televisions 219 million (1997)

      Internet country code .us

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 7,800 (2000 est.)

      Internet users 166 million (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding United States on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United States Communications 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United States Communications 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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