This datalayer displays a point coverage representing telecommunications businesses throughout Massachusetts. Business types contained here include:
Communications Equipment (SIC Code 366)
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing wire telephone and telegraph equipment, radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment, and other miscellaneous types of communications equipment.
Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical (SIC Code 381):
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical, and nautical systems and instruments. Important products of this industry are radar systems and equipment; sonar systems and equipment; navigation systems and equipment; countermeasures equipment; aircraft and missile control systems and equipment; flight and navigation sensors, transmitters, and displays.
Telephone Communications (SIC Code 481):
Establishments primarily engaged in providing two-way radiotelephone communications services, such as cellular telephone services.
Cable and Other Pay Television Services (SIC Code 484):
Establishments primarily engaged in the dissemination of visual and textual television programs, on a subscription or fee basis.
Communications Services, Not Elsewhere Classified (SIC Code 489):
Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing communications services, not elsewhere classified such as: Radar station operation; Satellite earth stations; Satellite or missile tracking stations, etc.
Internet, personal communications services and cellular use is proliferating, while older methods of accessing information, such as the telephone and cable TV, are blending with the new. Statewide employment in the telecommunications industry grew by an astounding 71 percent between 1993 and 1997. Rapid increase in telecommunications equipment and services spending will likely lead to further economic growth, especially for the Boston region
This dataset was originally prepared by the Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University and distributed by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in 1996. It was published as part of the Massachusetts Electronic Atlas database in 2001.
The Massachusetts Electronic Atlas (MEA) was a collaborative project to provides access, via the Internet, to data about the Commonwealth, its thirteen regional planning agency districts and 351 cities and towns. This dataset is now only available via The Harvard Geospatial Library.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is a regional planning agency representing 101 cities and towns in the metropolitan Boston area. Created by an act of the Legislature in 1963, it serves as a forum for state and local officials to address issues of regional importance. As one of 14 members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MAPC has oversight responsibility for the region's federally funded transportation program
Stretching west from Boston to include most of the communities inside the I-495 corridor, the MAPC planning area consists of 22 cities and 79 towns. Coastal communities, older industrial centers, rural towns, and modern cities are represented within the 1,422 square miles that comprise the MAPC region.