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Costa Rica: Communications

Communications Costa Rica
Telephones - main lines in use:
450,000 (1998)
note: 584,000 installed in 1997, but only about 450,000 were in use in 1998
Telephones - mobile cellular:
143,000 (2000)
Telephone system:
general assessment: very good domestic telephone service
domestic: point-to-point and point-to-multi-point microwave, fiber-optic, and coaxial cable link rural areas; Internet service is available
international: connected to Central American Microwave System; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); two submarine cables (1999)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 50, FM 43, shortwave 19 (1998)
Radios:
980,000 (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
6 (plus 11 repeaters) (1997)
Televisions:
525,000 (1997)
Internet country code:
.cr
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
3 (of which only one is legal) (2000)
Internet users:
384,000 (2002)

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Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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