FOOTNOTE 164 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 517110. END FOOTNOTE
FOOTNOTE 165 Id. END FOOTNOTE
FOOTNOTE 166 Trends in Telephone Service, at tbl. 5.3. END FOOTNOTE
FOOTNOTE 167 Id. END FOOTNOTE
17. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite). Since 2007, the SBA has recognized wireless firms within this new, broad, economic census category. /168/ Prior to that time, such firms were within the now-superseded categories of Paging and Cellular and Other Wireless Telecommunications. /169/ Under the present and prior categories, the SBA has deemed a wireless business to be small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees. /170/ For this category, census data for 2007 show that there were 11,163 establishments that operated for the entire year. /171/ Of this total, 10,791 establishments had employment of 999 or fewer employees and 372 had employment of 1000 employees or more. /172/ Thus, under this category and the associated small business size standard, the Commission estimates that the majority of wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) are small entities that may be affected by our proposed action.
FOOTNOTE 168 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 517210. END FOOTNOTE
FOOTNOTE 170 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 517210. The now-superseded, pre-2007 CFR citations were 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS codes 517211 and 517212 (referring to the 2002 NAICS). END FOOTNOTE
FOOTNOTE 172 Id. Available census data do not provide a more precise estimate of the number of firms that have employment of 1,500 or fewer employees; the largest category provided is for firms with "100 employees or more." END FOOTNOTE
18. Similarly, according to Commission data, 413 carriers reported that they were engaged in the provision of wireless telephony, including cellular service, Personal Communications Service (PCS), and Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) Telephony services. /173/ Of these, an estimated 261 have 1,500 or fewer employees and 152 have more than 1,500 employees. /174/ Consequently, the Commission estimates that approximately half or more of these firms can be considered small. Thus, using available data, we estimate that the majority of wireless firms can be considered small.
FOOTNOTE 173 Trends in Telephone Service, at tbl. 5.3. END FOOTNOTE
FOOTNOTE 174 Id. END FOOTNOTE
19. Cable Television and other Program Distribution. Since 2007, these services have been defined within the broad economic census category of Wired Telecommunications Carriers; that category is defined as follows: "This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating and/or providing access to transmission facilities and infrastructure that they own and/or lease for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound, and video using wired telecommunications networks. Transmission facilities may be based on a single technology or a combination of technologies." /175/ The SBA has developed a small business size standard for this category, which is: all such firms having 1,500 or fewer employees. /176/ Census data for 2007 shows that there were 31,996 establishments that operated that year. Of those 31,996, 1,818 had more than 100 employees, and 30,178 operated with fewer than 100 employees. Thus under this size standard, the majority of firms offering cable and other program distribution services can be considered small and may be affected by rules adopted pursuant to the FY 2013 NPRM.
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