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917. Telephone Systems -- Summary

[(108 represents 108,000,000). Covers principal carriers filing annual reports with Federal Communications Commission]

 
ITEM Unit 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS 1
Carriers 2 Number 75 55 57 52 52 51 51 52 54 53 52 53 51 51 52
Access lines Millions 108 112 115 119 122 126 130 137 140 149 157 166 178 194 205
  Business access lines Millions 29 31 32 34 32 34 36 38 39 41 42 46 49 53 57
  Residential access lines Millions 77 79 81 83 85 87 89 91 93 96 98 101 104 108 110
  Other access lines (public, Millions 2 2 2 2 5 5 6 7 8 13 17 19 25 33 38
Number of local calls (originating) Billions 350 365 372 380 379 389 402 416 434 447 465 484 504 522 544
Number of toll calls (originating) Billions (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 63 67 72 78 83 94 95 101 97
Gross book cost of plant Bil. dol. 179 191 203 214 224 233 240 246 254 264 272 284 296 309 325
Depreciation and amortization reserves Bil. dol. 43 49 57 66 75 84 89 93 99 107 116 127 138 149 163
Net plant Bil. dol. 137 142 146 147 149 150 151 153 155 156 157 157 158 160 161
Total assets Bil. dol. 156 162 167 169 174 177 180 184 187 192 196 197 198 198 200
Total stockholders equity Bil. dol. 60 63 64 66 71 72 74 76 77 73 72 72 74 72 70
Operating revenues Bil. dol. 69 73 76 77 81 83 84 86 87 90 93 96 101 103 108
  Local revenues Bil. dol. 31 32 34 35 34 35 37 38 40 42 43 46 50 52 55
  Interstate access revenues Bil. dol. 15 17 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 21 22 23 24 25
  Intrastate access revenues Bil. dol. 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8
  Toll revenues Bil. dol. 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 11 10 9 8
  Miscellaneous and uncollectible revenues Bil. dol. 7 7 5 5 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 11
Operating expenses 3 Bil. dol. 46 48 50 52 58 60 62 63 64 66 70 72 74 75 78
Net operating income 4 Bil. dol. 13 13 14 14 15 14 14 14 14 14 13 14 16 16 18
Net income Bil. dol. 9 9 10 11 11 10 11 10 9 5 9 11 13 12 12
Employees (1,000) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 602 592 569 538 527 507 474 447 437 435 436
Compensation of employees Bil. dol. 21 (NA) (NA) (NA) 21 21 23 22 22 23 22 21 23 22 23
Average monthly residential local
  telephone rate 5 Dollars (NA) (NA) 17.70 18.18 18.11 19.05 19.24 19.77 19.72 19.95 19.81 20.01 19.95 19.88 19.76
Average monthly single-line business
  telephone rate 5 Dollars (NA) (NA) 40.47 40.57 40.12 41.25 41.21 42.12 42.29 42.57 41.64 41.80 41.81 41.67 41.28
 
LONG DISTANCE CARRIERS
 
Number of carriers with presubscribed lines Number (NA) (NA) (NA) 223 253 302 325 388 414 436 511 583 621 (NA) (NA)
Number of presubscribed lines Millions (NA) (NA) (NA) 121 124 128 132 135 139 143 148 153 159 (NA) (NA)
Total toll service revenues Bil. dol. 39 43 45 45 47 51 52 54 58 62 67 74 82 89 94
Interstate switched access minutes Bil. min. (NA) 167 183 216 245 277 307 328 350 371 401 432 468 497 519
 
INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE
SERVICE 6
 
Number of U.S. billed calls Millions 367 411 482 570 687 835 984 1,371 1,643 1,926 2,313 2,821 3,485 4,229 4,547
Number of U.S. billed minutes Millions 3,037 3,446 4,126 4,819 5,679 6,751 8,030 8,986 10,156 11,393 13,393 15,837 19,119 22,586 24,369
U.S. billed revenues Mil. dol. 3,197 3,487 4,004 4,750 5,800 6,901 8,042 9,096 10,179 11,353 12,255 13,990 14,079 15,125 14,320
U.S. carrier revenue net of settlements
  with foreign carriers Mil. dol. 1,994 2,358 2,590 3,074 3,772 4,503 5,280 5,798 6,835 7,649 7,966 9,053 8,433 9,689 9,561
Revenue from private-line service Mil. dol. 158 172 175 191 194 208 201 303 313 356 440 506 649 840 936
Revenue from resale service Mil. dol. (NA) (NA) (NA) 14 65 113 167 440 511 593 1,120 1,687 3,457 4,088 4,794




NA Not available.
1 Gross operating revenues, gross plant, and total assets of reporting carriers estimated at more than 90 percent of total industry. New accounting rules became effective in 1988; prior years may not be directly comparable on a one-to-one basis. Includes Virgin Islands, and prior to 1991, Puerto Rico.
2 Beginning 1985, the number of carriers dropped due to a change in the reporting threshold for carriers from $1 million to $100 million.
3 Excludes taxes.
4 After tax deductions.
5 Based on surveys conducted by FCC.
6 Beginning 1991, includes calls to and from Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico.

Source: U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Statistics of Communications Common Carriers, annual.

http://www.fcc.gov/ccb/stats



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/917_telephone_systems_summary.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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