Bahamas, The: Communication#

Telephones - fixed linestotal subscriptions: 120,925
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 37 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 311,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 96 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: modern facilities
domestic: totally automatic system; highly developed; the Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network links all of the major islands; Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) privatized in 2011, but the government reacquired 51% share in 2014
international: country code - 1-242; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber-optic submarine cable that provides links to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 2 (2015)
Broadcast media2 TV stations operated by government-owned, commercially run Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB); multi-channel cable TV subscription service is available; about 15 radio stations operating with BCB operating a multi-channel radio broadcasting n (2007)
Internet country
Internet userstotal: 253,000
percent of population: 78% (July 2015 est.)