NAICS Code 517311 Wired Telecommunications Carriers

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Description

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating and/or providing access to transmission facilities and infrastructure that they own and/or lease for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound, and video using wired telecommunications networks. Transmission facilities may be based on a single technology or a combination of technologies. Establishments in this industry use the wired telecommunications network facilities that they operate to provide a variety of services, such as wired telephony services, including VoIP services; wired (cable) audio and video programming distribution; and wired broadband Internet services. By exception, establishments providing satellite television distribution services using facilities and infrastructure that they operate are included in this industry.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Producing and distributing a channel of television programming for cable or satellite television systems: classified in Industry 515210, Cable and Other Subscription Programming
  • Operating and maintaining wireless telecommunications networks: classified in U.S. Industry 517312, Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
  • Producing and distributing radio programs for cable or satellite radio systems: classified in U.S. Industry 515111, Radio Networks
  • Reselling telecommunications services (except satellite telecommunications), without operating a network: classified in U.S. Industry 517911, Telecommunications Resellers
  • Reselling satellite telecommunications services: classified in Industry 517410, Satellite Telecommunications
  • Providing Internet access services via client-supplied telecommunications connections (e.g., dial up ISPs): classified in U.S. Industry 517919, All Other Telecommunications
  • Providing voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services via client-supplied telecommunications connections: classified in U.S. Industry 517919, All Other Telecommunications;
  • Providing limited Internet connectivity at locations known as Internet cafes, in combination with other services such as facsimile services, training, rental of on-site personal computers, game rooms, or food services: classified in U.S. Industry 561439, Other Business Service Centers (including Copy Shops), or Subsector 722, Food Services and Drinking Places, depending on the primary activity
  • Operating coin-operated pay telephones: classified in Industry 812990, All Other Personal Services.

Illustrative Examples

  • Telecommunications carriers, wired
  • Multichannel multipoint distribution services (MMDS)
  • Local telephone carriers, wired
  • Closed circuit television (CCTV) services
  • Broadband Internet service providers, wired (e.g., cable, DSL)
  • VoIP service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure
  • Satellite television distribution systems
  • Long-distance telephone carriers, wired
  • Direct-to-home satellite system (DTH) services
  • Cable television distribution services

Industries Included

  • Cable program distribution operators
  • Cable television distribution services
  • Cable TV providers (except networks)
  • Closed-circuit television (CCTV) services
  • Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services
  • Direct-to-home satellite system (DTH) services
  • Internet service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure (e.g., cable, DSL)
  • Local telephone carriers, wired
  • Long-distance telephone carriers, wired
  • Multichannel multipoint distribution services (MMDS)
  • Music program distribution, cable or satellite
  • On-line access service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure
  • Satellite master antenna television service (SMATV)
  • Satellite television distribution systems
  • Telecommunications carriers, wired
  • Television operations, closed-circuit
  • VoIP service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure

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