This is the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) report on telephone subscribership in the United States, presenting subscribership statistics based on the Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the Census Bureau in March 2002. Statistics from that survey estimated that 95.5% of all households in the United States had telephone service. This is the highest penetration level ever reported. The telephone subscribership rate is up 0.6% from the last report, for November 2001. This change from November is statistically significant. The report also shows subscribership levels by state, income level, race, age, household size, and employment status.

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