Internet Facts and Figures - US

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United States

Internet country code: .us

Internet hosts: 316 million (2008);
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

Internet users: 223 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 3

Telephones - main lines in use: 163.2 million (2007)
Country comparison to the world: 3

Telephones - mobile cellular: 255 million (2007)
country comparison to the world: 4

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) (2000)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 206, FM 696, shortwave 3 (2008)

Television broadcast stations: 2,218 (2006)

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