Telecommunications: High-Speed and Wireless

The telecommunications infrastructre in Texas as vast and advanced and help empower Texas' growth. Updated 3 months ago
Telecommunications empower Texas' growth

Telecommunications empower Texas' growth

On their cellphones in Luckenbach. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

The charts below show the move to wireless communications, and the decline in the number of telephone land lines in Texas and nationwide. The charts also show the growth of high-speed internet use in the state and in the United States.

Source: Federal Communications Commission, Public Utility Commission of Texas, and the U.S. Census Bureau, 2017.

 Mobile Wireless Phone Subscribers (in thousands)

 2000 2005 2009  2011 20132015
 Texas6,705 14,424 21,008 23,482 25,481 28,220
 U.S.90,643192,053 238,230 261,284 290,304 310,691

 

 Local Telephone Land Lines (in thousands)

 2000 2005 2009  2011 2013 2015
Texas13,657 12,310 10,500 9,590 8,840 8,330
 U.S.188,500157,041 152,945 143,319 133,233 123,671

 

Internet Connections (in thousands)

 2000 2005 2009  2011 20132015
 Texas253 2,943 7,484 17,487 23,612 29,011
 U.S.4,10742,518 102,043 206,124 275,608 356,212

 

Type of Computer in Household: 2013 (in thousands)

 Household with computer Desktop or laptopHandheld*Internet connection
 Number%%%%
 Texas7,63583.8NANA 72.3
 U.S.116,29183.878.563.674.4

 *Handheld includes tablets and smart phones.

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