• Telephones – main lines in use: 897,000 (2006)
  • Telephones – mobile cellular: 4.606 million (2006)

  • Telephone system: general assessment: relatively efficient system based on island-wide microwave radio relay network

  • domestic: fixed telephone line density is about 10 per 100 persons; multiple providers of mobile cellular service with a subscribership of roughly 50 per 100 persons

  • international: country code – 1-809; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber-optic telecommunications submarine cable that provides links to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and US; satellite earth station – 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

  • Radio broadcast stations: AM 120, FM 56, shortwave 4 (1998)

  • Radios: 1.44 million (1997)

  • Television broadcast stations: 25 (2003)

  • Televisions: 770,000 (1997)

  • Internet country code: .do

  • Internet hosts: 81,218 (2007)

  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 24 (2000)

  • Internet users: 1.232 million (2006)

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