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[12.4] The U.S. Lead in the Information Age

Source: Consumer Federation of America
TELEPHONES                    U.S.    JAPAN   EUROPE
Lines per 100 people          48.9    42.2    42.2
Calls per person per month    43.4    46.1    48.7
Cellular telephones            2.6     1.2     1.2
  per 100 people

TELEVISION
Households with cable         55.4    13.3    14.5
  (percent)
VCR related expenditures
  per household per year      44.6    35.3    14.1
  (in dollars)

COMPUTERS
Personal computers            28.1     7.8     9.6
  per 100 people
Database production           56.0     2.0    32.0
  (percent of world)


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