CTIA "The Wireless Association® has announced that the total estimated wireless subscribership in the US officially passed the 250 million mark, reaching an all-time national high. Growth in subscribership has more than quadrupled over the past ten years from just over 55 million at year-end 1997 to more than 250 million today, an increase of 352%.
According to Merrill Lynch's Global Wireless Matrix 2Q07, Americans use more minutes for less cost than any other consumers in the developed world. The FCC reports 98% of Americans can choose from at least four service providers. The FCC also says mobile high-speed subscribership increased by about 600% in 2006, to nearly 22 million, and that mobile wireless subscribers made up 60% of all new high speed lines.