Communications & Transportation in Canada

Telephones - main lines in use
16.438 million (2011)
rank:
15
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Telephones - mobile cellular
25.858 million (2011)
rank:
36
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Telephone system
general assessment:
excellent service provided by modern technology
domestic:
domestic satellite system with about 300 earth stations
international:
country code - 1; submarine cables provide links to the US and Europe; satellite earth stations - 7 (5 Intelsat - 4 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Pacific Ocean, and 2 Intersputnik - Atlantic Ocean region) (2011)
Broadcast media
2 public TV broadcasting networks each with a large number of network affiliates; several private-commercial networks also with multiple network affiliates; overall, about 150 TV stations; multi-channel satellite and cable systems provide access to a wide range of stations including US stations; mix of public and commercial radio broadcasters with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the public radio broadcaster, operating 4 radio networks, Radio Canada International, and radio services to indigenous populations in the north; roughly 2,000 licensed radio stations in Canada (2008)
Internet country code
.ca
Internet hosts
8.515 million (2010)
rank:
14
Internet users
26.96 million (2009)
rank:
16
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Airports
1,453 (2012)
rank:
4
Airports - with paved runways
total:
522
over 3,047 m:
19
2,438 to 3,047 m:
20
1,524 to 2,437 m:
148
914 to 1,523 m:
257
under 914 m:
78 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
931
1,524 to 2,437 m:
72
914 to 1,523 m:
387
under 914 m:
472 (2012)
Heliports
27 (2012)
Pipelines
gas 835 km; liquid petroleum gas 75,000 km (2010)
Railways
total:
46,552 km
rank:
5
standard gauge:
46,552 km 1.435-m gauge (2008)
Roadways
total:
1,042,300 km
rank:
6
paved:
415,600 km (includes 17,000 km of expressways)
unpaved:
626,700 km (2008)
Waterways
636 km (Saint Lawrence Seaway of 3,769 km, including the Saint Lawrence River of 3,058 km, shared with United States) (2011)
rank:
78
Merchant marine
total:
181
rank:
35
by type:
bulk carrier 62, cargo 15, carrier 1, chemical tanker 15, combination ore/oil 1, container 2, passenger 5, passenger/cargo 63, petroleum tanker 11, roll on/roll off 6
foreign-owned:
19 (Estonia 1, France 1, Netherlands 1, Norway 4, Sweden 2, US 10)
registered in other countries:
225 (Australia 5, Bahamas 96, Barbados 11, Cambodia 2, Cyprus 2, Honduras 1, Hong Kong 77, Liberia 2, Malta 5, Marshall Islands 8, Norway 1, Panama 6, Spain 4, Vanuatu 5) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Fraser River Port, Halifax, Hamilton, Montreal, Port-Cartier, Quebec City, Saint John (New Brunswick), Sept-Isles, Vancouver
oil terminals:
Lower Lakes terminal
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