Census of Transportation, Communications, and Utilities



The Censuses of Transportation, Communications, and Utilities (CUT) provide data on employment, payr...
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Census of Transportation, Communications, and Utilities

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The Censuses of Transportation, Communications, and Utilities (CUT) provide data on employment, payroll, detailed industry, and the amount of revenue by detailed source. The files also include responses to special inquiries included on the forms for certain detailed industries. The industry groups (Radio and Television Broadcasting, Cable Networks and Program Distribution, and Telecommunications) are based on differences in the methods of communication and in the nature of services provided. The Radio and Television Broadcasting industry group includes establishments that operate broadcasting studios and facilities for over the air or satellite delivery of radio and television programs of entertainment, news, talk, and the like. These establishments are often engaged in the production and purchase of programs and generating revenues from the sale of air time to advertisers and from donations, subsidies, and/or the sale of programs. The Cable Networks and Program Distribution industry group includes two types of establishments. Those in the Cable Networks industry operate studios and facilities for the broadcasting of programs that are typically narrowcast in nature (limited format, such as news, sports, education, and youth-oriented programming). The services of these establishments are typically sold on a subscription or fee basis. Delivery of the programs to customers is handled by other establishments, in the Cable and Other Program Distribution industry, that operate cable systems, direct-to-home satellite systems, or other similar systems. The Telecommunications industry group is primarily engaged in operating, maintaining, and/or providing access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound, and full motion picture video between network termination points. A transmission facility may be based on a single technology or a combination oftechnologies. The Utilities component comprises establishments engaged in theprovision of the following utility services: electric power, naturalgas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal. Within this sector, the specific activities associated with the utility servicesprovided vary by utility: electric power includes generation,transmission, and distribution; natural gas includes distribution;steam supply includes provision and/or distribution; water supply includes treatment and distribution; and sewage removal includescollection, treatment, and disposal of waste through sewer systems and sewage treatment facilities.


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