NAICS Code Description

517311 - Wired Telecommunications Carriers

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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.
Index Entries for 517311
517110517110517311Cable program distribution operators
517110517110517311Cable television distribution services
517110517110517311Cable TV providers (except networks)
517110517110517311Closed-circuit television (CCTV) services
517110517110517311Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services
517110517110517311Direct-to-home satellite system (DTH) services
517110517110517311Internet service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure (e.g., cable, DSL)
517110517110517311Local telephone carriers, wired
517110517110517311Long-distance telephone carriers, wired
517110517110517311Multichannel multipoint distribution services (MMDS)
517110517110517311Music program distribution, cable or satellite
517110517110517311On-line access service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure
517110517110517311Satellite master antenna television service (SMATV)
517110517110517311Satellite television distribution systems
517110517110517311Telecommunications carriers, wired
517110517110517311Television operations, closed-circuit
517110517110517311VoIP service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure