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Telephone Companies

List of Specific Industries

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North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for this industry

[ 238210 ] = Electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors — Telephone equipment and building wiring installation

[ 423620 ] = Electrical and electronic appliance, television, and radio set merchant wholesalers — Answering machines, telephone, merchant wholesalers

[ 517110 ] = Wired telecommunications carriers — Local telephone carriers, wired

[ 541350 ] = Building inspection services — Home inspection services

[ 561421 ] = Telephone answering services — Answering services, telephone

[ 811213 ] = Communication equipment repair and maintenance — Telephone equipment repair and maintenance services without retailing new telephone equipment

Industry Description

Before home networks, telephone companies provided a system to support voice communication.  Fax products and limited bandwidth access to the Internet also possible using primitive telephone cable.  Most telephone companies have fiber optic networks that circle the planet and will support multiple types of high bandwidth communication.  Home networks may use these same capabilities or may require even greater bandwidth for ultra high-speed communications.