Major Group: 48—Communications

This major group includes establishments furnishing point-to-point communications services, whether intended to be received aurally or visually; and radio and television broadcasting. This major group also includes establishments primarily engaged in providing paging and beeper services and those engaged in leasing telephone lines or other methods of telephone transmission, such as optical fiber lines and microwave or satellite facilities, and reselling the use of such methods to others. Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing telephone answering services are classified in Services, Industry 7389.

Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
Industry Group 481: Telephone Communications
4812Radiotelephone Communications22,837
4813Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone26,793
Industry Group 482: Telegraph And Other Message Communications
4822Telegraph and Other Message Communications588
Industry Group 483: Radio And Television Broadcasting Stations
4832Radio Broadcasting Stations12,399
4833Television Broadcasting Stations3,722
Industry Group 484: Cable And Other Pay Television Services
4841Cable and Other Pay Television Services8,825
Industry Group 489: Communications Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
4899Communications Services, Not Elsewhere Classified49,834