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Costa Rica Telecommunications Profile 2014

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Telephones - main lines in use1.018 million (2012)
Telephones - mobile cellular6.151 million (2012)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: good domestic telephone service in terms of breadth of coverage; under the terms of CAFTA-DR, the state-run telecommunications monopoly is scheduled to be opened to competition from domestic and international firms, but has been slow to open to competition
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 points for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1), MAYA-1, and the Pan American Crossing submarine cables 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) (2011)
Broadcast mediamultiple privately owned TV stations and 1 publicly owned TV station; cable network services are widely available; more than 100 privately owned radio stations and a public radio network (2007)
Internet country code.cr
Internet hosts147,258 (2012)
Internet users1.485 million (2009)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014