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Residential Telephone Service Survey, 2013

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Released: 2014-12-12

The public use microdata file from the 2013 Residential Telephone Service Survey (RTSS) is now available. The RTSS is a supplement to the Labour Force Survey and measures the 'penetration rate' of households with telephone services.

In addition to land line and cell phone, the survey also measures the proportion of households with alternate phone service such as voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and cable phone service and measures the proportion of households who have only cellular phone service, as is the increasing trend. The file contains information collected from over 19,000 households across Canada.

The public use microdata file Residential Telephone Service Survey, 2013 (Catalogue number56M0001X), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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