Communications & Transportation in United States

Telephones - main lines in use
151 million (2009)
rank:
2
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Telephones - mobile cellular
279 million (2009)
rank:
3
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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)
Broadcast media
4 major terrestrial TV networks with affiliate stations throughout the country, plus cable and satellite networks, independent stations, and a limited public broadcasting sector that is largely supported by private grants; overall, thousands of TV stations broadcasting; multiple national radio networks with many affiliate stations; while most stations are commercial, National Public Radio (NPR) has a network of some 600 member stations; satellite radio available; overall, nearly 15,000 radio stations operating (2008)
Internet country code
.us
Internet hosts
498 million (2011); note - the US Internet total host count includes the following top level domain host addresses: .us, .com, .edu, .gov, .mil, .net, and .org
rank:
1
Internet users
245 million (2009)
rank:
2
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Airports
15,079 (2010)
rank:
1
Airports - with paved runways
total:
5,194
over 3,047 m:
189
2,438 to 3,047 m:
235
1,524 to 2,437 m:
1,479
914 to 1,523 m:
2,316
under 914 m:
975 (2010)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
9,885
2,438 to 3,047 m:
7
1,524 to 2,437 m:
155
914 to 1,523 m:
1,752
under 914 m:
7,971 (2010)
Heliports
126 (2012)
Pipelines
petroleum products 244,620 km; natural gas 548,665 km (2010)
Railways
total:
224,792 km
rank:
1
standard gauge:
224,792 km 1.435-m gauge (2007)
Roadways
total:
6,506,204 km
rank:
1
paved:
4,374,784 km (includes 75,238 km of expressways)
unpaved:
2,131,420 km (2008)
Waterways
41,009 km (19,312 km used for commerce; Saint Lawrence Seaway of 3,769 km, including the Saint Lawrence River of 3,058 km, is shared with Canada) (2012)
rank:
4
Merchant marine
total:
393
rank:
26
by type:
barge carrier 6, bulk carrier 55, cargo 51, carrier 2, chemical tanker 30, container 84, passenger 18, passenger/cargo 56, petroleum tanker 35, refrigerated cargo 3, roll on/roll off 27, vehicle carrier 26
foreign-owned:
85 (Australia 1, Bermuda 5, Denmark 31, France 4, Germany 5, Malaysia 2, Norway 17, Singapore 16, UK 4)
registered in other countries:
794 (Antigua and Barbuda 7, Australia 2, Bahamas 109, Belgium 1, Bermuda 26, Canada 10, Cayman Islands 57, Comoros 2, Cyprus 5, Georgia 1, Greece 8, Honduras 1, Hong Kong 44, Indonesia 2, Ireland 2, Isle of Man 1, Italy 23, Liberia 53, Malta 34, Marshall Islands 200, Netherlands 16, Norway 10, Panama 90, Portugal 4, Saint Kitts and Nevis 1, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18, Singapore 36, South Korea 8, Togo 1, UK 14, Vanuatu 2, unknown 6) (2010)
Ports and terminals
cargo ports (tonnage):
Baton Rouge, Corpus Christi, Houston, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Plaquemines, Tampa, Texas City
container ports (TEUs):
Los Angeles (7,849,985), Long Beach (6,350,125), New York/New Jersey (5,265,058), Savannah (2,616,126), Oakland (2,236,244), Hampton Roads (2,083,278) (2008)
cruise departure ports (passengers):
Miami (2,032,000), Port Everglades (1,277,000), Port Canaveral (1,189,000), Seattle (430,000), Long Beach (415,000) (2009)
oil terminals:
LOOP terminal, Haymark terminal
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