517311 Wired Telecommunications Carriers

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.

Illustrative Examples:

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


Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
  • Producing and distributing a channel of television programming for cable or satellite television systems--are classified in Industry 515210, Cable and Other Subscription Programming;
  • Operating and maintaining wireless telecommunications networks--are classified in U.S. Industry 517312, Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite);
  • Producing and distributing radio programs for cable or satellite radio systems--are classified in U.S. Industry 515111, Radio Networks;
  • Reselling telecommunications services (except satellite telecommunications), without operating a network--are classified in U.S. Industry 517911, Telecommunications Resellers;
  • Reselling satellite telecommunications services--are classified in Industry 517410, Satellite Telecommunications;
  • Providing Internet access services via client-supplied telecommunications connections (e.g., dial-up ISPs)--are classified in U.S. Industry 517919, All Other Telecommunications;
  • Providing voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services via client-supplied telecommunications connections--are 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--are 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; and
  • Operating coin-operated pay telephones--are classified in Industry 812990, All Other Personal Services.
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Entries
517110 517110 517311  Cable program distribution operators
517110 517110 517311  Cable television distribution services
517110 517110 517311  Cable TV providers (except networks)
517110 517110 517311  Closed-circuit television (CCTV) services
517110 517110 517311  Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services
517110 517110 517311  Direct-to-home satellite system (DTH) services
517110 517110 517311  Internet service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure (e.g., cable, DSL)
517110 517110 517311  Local telephone carriers, wired
517110 517110 517311  Long-distance telephone carriers, wired
517110 517110 517311  Multichannel multipoint distribution services (MMDS)
517110 517110 517311  Music program distribution, cable or satellite
517110 517110 517311  On-line access service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure
517110 517110 517311  Satellite master antenna television service (SMATV)
517110 517110 517311  Satellite television distribution systems
517110 517110 517311  Telecommunications carriers, wired
517110 517110 517311  Television operations, closed-circuit
517110 517110 517311  VoIP service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure