Rahul Sharma

Telecommunications in Puerto Rico

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Telecommunications in Puerto Rico includes radio, television, fixed and mobile telephones, and the Internet.

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Broadcasting in Puerto Rico is regulated by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Radio

  • Stations: 140 radio stations (as of January 2015).
  • Television

  • Stations: more than 30 TV stations operating; three stations of the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service; cable TV subscription services are available (2007).
  • Television sets: 1.0 million sets (1997).
  • Telephones

  • Calling code-area codes: +1-787, +1-939
  • International call prefix: 00
  • Main lines: 780,200 lines in use, 87th in the world (2012).
  • Mobile cellular: 3.1 million lines, 130th in the world (2012).
  • System: modern digital system integrated with that of the United States (2011).
  • Satellite earth stations: Intelsat with high-speed data capability (2011).
  • Communications cables: provide connectivity to the US, Caribbean, Central and South America (2011).
  • Internet

  • Top-level domain: .pr
  • Internet users: 1.9 million users, 92nd in the world; 51.4% of the population, 83rd in the world (2012).
  • Fixed broadband: available to 65% of Puerto Ricans (2012).
  • Wireless broadband: available to 98.7% of Puerto Ricans (2012).
  • Available broadband technologies as a percentage of population: 48.2% DSL, 0.1% Fiber, 59.6% cable, 84.7% wireless (2012).
  • Internet hosts: 469 hosts, 184th in the world (2012).
  • IPv4: 1 million addresses allocated, less than 0.05% of the world total, 250.2 addresses per 1000 people (2012).
  • Internet Service Providers: 18 ISPs (1999).
  • References

    Telecommunications in Puerto Rico Wikipedia


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