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    Cuba Communications - 2006

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      768,200 (2004)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      75,800 (2004)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: greater investment beginning in 1994 and the establishment of a new Ministry of Information Technology and Communications in 2000 has resulted in improvements in the system; wireless service is expensive and remains restricted to foreigners and regime elites, many Cubans procure wireless service illegally with the help of foreigners
      domestic: national fiber-optic system under development; 85% of switches digitized by end of 2004; telephone line density remains low, at 10 per 100 inhabitants; domestic cellular service expanding
      international: country code - 53; fiber-optic cable laid to but not linked to US network; satellite earth station - 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region)

      Radio broadcast stations:
      AM 169, FM 55, shortwave 1 (1998)

      Television broadcast stations:
      58 (1997)

      Internet country code:

      Internet hosts:
      1,918 (2005)

      Internet users:
      note: private citizens are prohibited from buying computers or accessing the Internet without special authorization; foreigners may access the Internet in large hotels but are subject to firewalls; some Cubans buy illegal passwords on the black market or take advantage of public outlets, to access limited email and the government-controlled "intranet" (2005)

      NOTE: The information regarding Cuba on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cuba Communications 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cuba Communications 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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