Costa Rica: Communication#

Telephones - fixed linestotal subscriptions: 859,514
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 7.536 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 157 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: good domestic telephone service in terms of breadth of coverage
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 Am (2015)
Broadcast mediamultiple 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
Internet userstotal: 2.877 million
percent of population: 59.8% (July 2015 est.)