FOOTNOTE 175 U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 NAICS Definitions, "517110 Wired Telecommunications Carriers" (partial definition), available at http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/sssd/naics/naicsrch?code=517110&search=2007%20NAICS%20Search. END FOOTNOTE
FOOTNOTE 176 13 CFR 121.201, NAICS code 517110. END FOOTNOTE
20. Cable Companies and Systems. The Commission has developed its own small business size standards, for the purpose of cable rate regulation. Under the Commission's rules, a "small cable company" is one serving 400,000 or fewer subscribers, nationwide. /177/ Industry data indicate that, of 1,076 cable operators nationwide, all but eleven are small under this size standard. /178/ In addition, under the Commission's rules, a "small system" is a cable system serving 15,000 or fewer subscribers. /179/ Industry data indicate that, of 6,635 systems nationwide, 5,802 systems have under 10,000 subscribers, and an additional 302 systems have 10,000-19,999 subscribers. /180/ Thus, under this second size standard, most cable systems are small and may be affected by rules adopted pursuant to the FY 2013 NPRM.
FOOTNOTE 177 See 47 CFR 76.901(e). The Commission determined that this size standard equates approximately to a size standard of $100 million or less in annual revenues. See Implementation of Sections of the 1992 Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act: Rate Regulation, MM Docket Nos. 92-266, 93-215, Sixth Report and Order and Eleventh Order on Reconsideration, 10 FCC Rcd 7393, 7408, para. 28 (1995). END FOOTNOTE
FOOTNOTE 178 These data are derived from R.R. BOWKER, BROADCASTING & CABLE YEARBOOK 2006, "Top 25 Cable/Satellite Operators," pages A-8 & C-2 (data current as of June 30, 2005); WARREN COMMUNICATIONS NEWS, TELEVISION & CABLE FACTBOOK 2006, "Ownership of Cable Systems in the United States," pages D-1805 to D-1857. END FOOTNOTE
FOOTNOTE 179 See 47 CFR 76.901(c). END FOOTNOTE
FOOTNOTE 180 WARREN COMMUNICATIONS NEWS, TELEVISION & CABLE FACTBOOK 2006, "U.S. Cable Systems by Subscriber Size," page F-2 (data current as of Oct. 2007). The data do not include 851 systems for which classifying data were not available. END FOOTNOTE
21. All Other Telecommunications. The Census Bureau defines this industry as including "establishments primarily engaged in providing specialized telecommunications services, such as satellite tracking, communications telemetry, and radar station operation. This industry also includes establishments primarily engaged in providing satellite terminal stations and associated facilities connected with one or more terrestrial systems and capable of transmitting telecommunications to, and receiving telecommunications from, satellite systems. Establishments providing Internet services or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services via client-supplied telecommunications connections are also included in this industry." /181/ The SBA has developed a small business size standard for this category; that size standard is $30.0 million or less in average annual receipts. /182/ According to Census Bureau data for 2007, there were 2,623 firms in this category that operated for the entire year. /183/ Of these, 2478 establishments had annual receipts of under $10 million and 145 establishments had annual receipts of $10 million or more. /184/ Consequently, we estimate that the majority of these firms are small entities that may be affected by our action. In addition, some small businesses whose primary line of business does not involve provision of communications services hold FCC licenses or other authorizations for purposes incidental to their primary business. We do not have a reliable estimate of how many of these entities are small businesses.