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1996 - 2010, Monthly Telephone Penetration Rates % Households with Telephones United States
 
 
Weighted by Number of People in Household
 
Month 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
January 95.0% 95.6% 95.7% 94.1% 93.1% 93.8%
94.9% 95.8% 95.6% 94.8% 94.7% 94.5% 94.3% 93.8% 93.8%
February 96.3% 95.9% 95.6% 94.7% 93.3% 93.6%
94.6% 96.0% 96.0% 95.0% 94.8% 94.5% 94.4% 93.9% 93.9%
March 96.3% 96.1% 95.8% 95.2% 93.7% 93.3%
94.9% 96.1% 96.1% 95.1% 95.0% 94.5% 94.5% 93.9% 93.8%
April 96.4% 96.3%   95.7% 94.0% 93.3%
94.9% 96.1% 96.0% 95.0% 95.1% 94.6% 94.5% 94.1% 94.0%
May 96.3% 96.2%   95.8% 94.6% 93.9% 94.9% 96.1% 95.9% 95.1% 95.1% 94.7% 94.4% 94.3% 94.1%
June 96.2% 96.2%   95.6% 95.0% 94.4% 94.9% 96.2% 95.7% 95.5% 95.1% 94.9% 94.4% 94.2% 94.2%
6 Month Average 96.1% 96.1% 95.7% 95.2% 94.0% 93.7% 94.9% 96.1% 95.9% 95.1% 95.0% 94.6% 94.4% 94.0% 93.9%
July 96.3% 96.1%
95.6%
95.2%
94.8% 94.6% 96.0% 95.6% 95.6% 95.0% 95.0% 94.4% 94.3% 94.1%
August 96.1% 96.1%   95.5% 95.3% 94.7% 94.6% 95.7% 95.7% 96.0% 94.8% 94.8% 94.4% 94.2% 94.1%
September 95.8% 96.0%   95.3% 95.0% 94.6% 94.3% 95.5% 95.9% 96.1% 94.8% 94.8% 94.3% 94.0% 94.1%
October 95.9% 96.1%   95.4% 94.5% 93.9% 94.4% 95.6% 96.0% 95.6% 94.6% 94.6% 94.4% 94.1% 94.0%
November 96.1%   95.6% 94.1% 93.5% 94.4% 95.3% 95.9% 95.5% 94.7% 94.6% 94.4% 94.1% 94.0%
December 96.0%   95.6% 93.8% 93.4% 94.2% 95.2% 96.0% 95.5% 94.8% 94.5% 94.3% 94.2% 93.9%
Annual Average 96.1% 96.1% 95.7% 95.3% 94.3% 93.9% 94.6% 95.8% 95.9% 95.4% 94.9% 94.7% 94.4% 94.1% 94.0%
 
  
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Household Only
 
Month 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
January 95.6% 95.1% 95.0% 93.4% 92.3% 93.0% 94.1% 95.3% 95.2% 94.3% 94.2% 94.1% 94.0% 94.0% 93.9%
February 95.9% 95.4% 95.1% 94.1% 92.5% 92.8%
93.9% 95.4% 95.5% 94.4% 94.5% 94.1% 94.0% 93.9% 93.8%
March 96.0% 95.6% 95.2% 94.6% 92.8% 92.4%
94.2% 95.5% 95.5% 94.6% 94.6% 94.0% 94.1% 93.9% 93.8%
April 96.0% 95.8% 95.3% 95.1% 93.2% 92.4%
94.2% 95.5% 95.5% 94.5% 94.7% 94.2% 94.1% 94.0% 93.9%
May 96.0% 95.8% 95.3% 95.2% 93.8% 93.0% 94.2% 95.5% 95.3% 94.5% 94.5% 94.2% 94.1% 94.1% 94.0%
June 95.8% 95.8% 95.3% 95.0% 94.2% 93.8% 94.1% 95.5% 95.2% 94.8% 94.6% 94.3% 94.0% 94.1% 94.0%
6 Month Average 95.9% 95.6% 95.2% 94.6% 93.1% 92.9% 94.1% 95.5% 95.4% 94.5% 94.5% 94.2% 94.1% 94.0% 93.9%
July 95.9% 95.7% 95.3%
95.0%
94.6%
94.0% 93.8% 95.2% 95.1% 95.1% 94.4% 94.4% 94.1% 93.9% 93.9%
August 95.6% 95.7% 95.4% 94.8% 94.8% 94.1% 93.7% 95.0% 95.2% 95.5% 94.8% 94.3% 94.1% 94.0% 93.9%
September 95.4% 95.6% 95.2% 94.7% 94.6% 94.1% 93.4% 94.8% 95.2% 95.6% 94.2% 94.3% 94.2% 93.8% 94.0%
October 95.5% 95.6% 95.0% 94.7% 93.9% 93.3% 93.5% 95.0% 95.3% 95.0% 94.0% 94.1% 94.1% 93.8% 93.9%
November 95.7% 95.0% 94.9% 93.4% 92.9% 93.5% 94.7% 95.4% 94.9% 94.1% 94.1% 94.2% 93.8% 93.9%
December 95.6% 94.9% 94.9% 93.1% 92.6% 93.3% 94.5% 95.5% 95.0% 94.3% 94.1% 94.1% 94.0% 93.9%
Annual Average 95.8% 95.6% 87.3% 94.7% 93.6% 93.2% 93.8% 95.2% 95.3% 94.9% 94.4% 94.2% 94.1% 93.9% 93.9%
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