Communications in Canada

Telephones - main lines in use: 18,276,000 (2005)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 16,600,000 (2005)

Telephone system: excellent service provided by modern technology
* "domestic:" domestic satellite system with about 300 earth stations
* "international:" 5 coaxial submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (4 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Pacific Ocean) and 2 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region)

Radio

Radio broadcast stations: AM 245, FM 582, shortwave 6 (2004) *Note - Due to the amount of AM Radio stations moving to FM, the odd new AM station(s) signing on and new FM radio stations, etc. this information is subjected to change.

Radios: 32.3 million (1997)

ITU prefixes: Letter combinations available for use in Canada as the first two letters of a television or radio station's call sign are CF, CG, CH, CI, CJ, CK, CY, CZ, VA, VB, VC, VD, VE, VF, VG, VO, VX, VY, XJ, XK, XL, XM, XN and XO. Only CF, CH, CI, CJ and CK are currently in common use, although four radio stations in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador retained call letters beginning with VO when Newfoundland joined Canadian Confederation in 1949. Stations owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation use CB through a special agreement with the government of Chile. Some codes beginning with VE and VF are also in use to identify radio repeater transmitters.

Television

Television broadcast stations: 1456 (128 originating stations, 1328 retransmitters) (2003) *Note - Information subjected to change.

Televisions: 21.5 million (1997)

Internet

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 760 (2000 est.)

Country codes: CA, CDN, 124

Internet users: 16.84 million (2002)

Total households with Internet access: 6.7 million out of 12.3 million (2004)

Total households with high speed connection: 65% (2004)

Total users of home online banking: 57% (2004)

Most connected are from Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario (2004)

ee also

* Canada
* Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
*Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
*Media in Canada
*Telecommunications

Source: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/GENERAL/statistics/tab2003-1.htm

External links

* [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/ The Canadian Communications Foundation] - A History of Canadian Broadcasting


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