Costa Rica



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Costa Rica Communications 2008

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 hosts: 16,440 (2008)
Internet users: 1.5 million (2007)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Costa Rica on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Costa Rica Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Costa Rica Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.