Statistics of Communications Common Carriers (1999)
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Statistics of Communications Common Carriers (SOCC). This publication, the first issue of which covered the year 1939, was initially known as the Statistics of the Communications Industry in the United States. The book, prepared by the Commission's Accounting, Statistical, and Tariff Department, originally contained a section on broadcast financial data. That section was dropped in 1950 and the publication was renamed in 1957. Prior to 1939, some of the common carrier statistics were included in the Commission's Annual Reports to Congress and some were released in mimeographed form.