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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

January 22, 1998


Each year since 1939, the FCC has published Statistics of Communications Common Carriers. This publication includes a wealth of data on telecommunications costs, revenues, prices, and usage. The 1996/1997 edition is now available from the U.S. Government Printing Office. In addition, the entire publication is available electronically.

The 345 page volume is divided into eight sections: Part 1 contains general information on industry structure; Part 2 contains financial and operating data relating to telephone carriers; Part 3 contains data relating to COMSAT Corporation; Part 4 contains data on international communications; Part 5 contains information on rates for long distance telecommunications services; Part 6 contains historical financial data on the communications industry; Part 7 contains historical rate tables for AT&T, MCI, and Sprint; and Part 8 contains data on industry trends.

The publication sells for $28.00 (stock number 004-000-00505-8) and may be purchased from The Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954, by calling the Order and Inquiry Desk (202) 512-1800, or by faxing the order to (202) 512-2250.

The statistics book is available for reference in the Common Carrier Bureau's Public Reference Room, 2000 M Street N.W., Washington, DC, Room 575. The publication can be downloaded [File names: 96SOCC.PDF or 96SOCC.ZIP] from the FCC-State Link internet site at http://www.fcc.gov/ccb/stats on the World Wide Web. The report can also be downloaded from the FCC-State Link computer bulletin board system at (202) 418-0241.

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For additional information contact Terry Conway or Katie Rangos at (202) 418-0940.