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Costa Rica Communications 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Costa Rica Communications 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 22, 2014

Telephones - main lines in use:
1.018 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 75
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
6.151 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 100
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general 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 media:
multiple 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 hosts:
147,258 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 78
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
1.485 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 82
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Costa Rica on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Costa Rica Communications 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Costa Rica Communications 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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