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United_States|Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 178 million (1999) 

Telephones - mobile cellular: 55.312 million (1997) 

Telephone 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 about 5,000, FM about 5,000, 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 Service Providers (ISPs): 7,600 (1999 est.)