Communications network

310,000

handheld scanners

Our communications network supports and maintains more than 145,000 desktop computers, 23,000 notebook computers, 97,000 printers, 23,000 smartphones, 400,000 phone lines and 310,000 handheld scanners.

* | Tags: Innovation USPS Fact #38 | February 6, 2019

The Postal Service has one of the world’s largest computer networks — linking nearly 32,000 facilities and making communication possible between hundreds of thousands of employees and hundreds of systems.

There are 554 remote locations within the postal system that receive network connectivity via satellite.

USPS has 90 petabytes of storage capacity — equivalent to playing more than 228,085 years of songs on an MP3 player with no repeats.

More than 132,000 meetings per month are hosted online, representing more than 41 million minutes of conference time.