News release: "The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today released new data on local telephone service competition in the United States. Twice a year, all incumbent local exchange carriers (incumbent LECs) and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) are required to report basic information about their local telephone service, and all facilities-based mobile telephony providers are required to provide information about their subscribers, pursuant to the FCC’s local telephone competition and broadband data gathering program (FCC Form 477). Statistics released today reflect data as of June 30, 2008."
the United States as reported in the Commission’s local competition and broadband data gathering program (FCC Form 477). The summary statistics provide a snapshot of local telephone service competition based on switched access lines in service and state-specific mobile telephony service subscribers as of June 30, 2008."