Communications in Costa Rica

Communications in Costa Rica

Costa Rican Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 1.437 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.503 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: good domestic telephone service in terms of breadth of coverage; restricted cellular telephone service; state-run monopoly provider is struggling with the demand for new lines, resulting in long waiting times domestic: point-to-point and point-to-multi-point microwave, fiber-optic, and coaxial cable link rural areas; Internet service is available international: country code - 506; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber-optic telecommunications submarine cable and the MAYA-1 submarine cable that provide links to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; connected to Central American Microwave System; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 65, FM 51, shortwave 19 (2002)

Television broadcast stations: 20 (plus 43 repeaters) (2002)

Internet country code: .cr

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 1.5 million (2007)

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