NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51711

Industry 51711

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 51711 – Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51711: See industry description for NAICS 517110 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 517110: 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. Establishments in this industry use the wired telecommunications network facilities that they operate to provide a variety of services, such as wired telephony services, including VoIP services; wired (cable) audio and video programming distribution; and wired broadband Internet services. By exception, establishments providing satellite television distribution services using facilities and infrastructure that they operate are included in this industry.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS Industry 51711

What are some examples of this industry classification? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this 5-digit NAICS industry.

  • Broadband Internet service providers, wired (e.g. cable, DSL)
  • Local telephone carriers, wired
  • Cable television distribution services
  • Long-distance telephone carriers, wired
  • Closed circuit television (CCTV) services
  • VoIP service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure
  • Direct-to-home satellite system (DTH) services
  • Telecommunications carriers, wired
  • Satellite television distribution systems
  • Multichannel multipoint distribution services (MMDS)

Cross-References for Industry 51711

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 51711. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Producing and distributing a channel of television programming for cable or satellite television systems–are classified in Industry NAICS 515210, Cable and Other Subscription Programming;
  • Operating coin-operated pay telephones–are classified in Industry NAICS 812990, All Other Personal Services;
  • Operating and maintaining wireless telecommunications networks–are classified in Industry NAICS 517210, Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite);
  • Producing and distributing radio programs for cable or satellite radio systems–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 515111, Radio Networks;
  • Reselling telecommunications services (except satellite telecommunications), without operating a network–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 517911, Telecommunications Resellers;
  • Publishing telephone directories–are classified in Industry NAICS 511140, Directory and Mailing List Publishers;
  • Reselling satellite telecommunications services–are classified in Industry NAICS 517410, Satellite Telecommunications;
  • Providing Internet access services via client-supplied telecommunications connections (e.g. dial up ISP’s)–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 517919, All Other Telecommunications;
  • Providing voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services via client-supplied telecommunications connections–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 517919, All Other Telecommunications; and
  • Providing limited Internet connectivity at locations known as Internet cafes, in combination with other services such as facsimile services, training, rental of on-site personal computers, games rooms, or food services–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 561439, Other Business Service Centers (including Copy Shops) or Subsector 722,
  • Food Services and Drinking Places, depending on the primary activity.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 51711

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 51711. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Cable program distribution operators
  • Cable television distribution services
  • Cable TV providers (except networks)
  • Closed circuit television (CCTV) services
  • Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) services
  • Direct-to-home satellite system (DTH) services
  • Internet service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure (e.g., cable, DSL)
  • Local telephone carriers, wired
  • Long-distance telephone carriers, wired
  • Multichannel multipoint distribution services (MMDS)
  • Music program distribution, cable or satellite
  • On-line access service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure
  • Satellite master antenna television service (SMATV)
  • Satellite television distribution systems
  • Telecommunications carriers, wired
  • Television operations, closed circuit
  • VoIP service providers, using own operated wired telecommunications infrastructure
Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 51: Information
    • Subsector 517: Telecommunications
      • Industry Group 5171: Wired Telecommunications Carriers
        • Industry 51711: Wired Telecommunications Carriers (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 517110: Wired Telecommunications Carriers

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