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Telecommunications in Puerto Rico

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

Broadcasting in Puerto Rico is regulated by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[1]


  • Radio 1
  • Television 2
  • Telephones 3
  • Internet 4
    • Internet censorship and surveillance 4.1
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


  • Stations: roughly 125 radio stations (2007).[2]




  • Top-level domain: .pr[2]
  • Internet users: 1.9 million users, 92nd in the world; 51.4% of the population, 83rd in the world (2012).[4][5]
  • Fixed broadband: available to 65% of Puerto Ricans (2012).[6]
  • Wireless broadband: available to 98.7% of Puerto Ricans (2012).[6]
  • Available broadband technologies as a percentage of population: 48.2% DSL, 0.1% Fiber, 59.6% cable, 84.7% wireless (2012).[6]
  • Internet hosts: 469 hosts, 184th in the world (2012).[2]
  • IPv4: 1 million addresses allocated, less than 0.05% of the world total, 250.2 addresses per 1000 people (2012).[7][8]
  • Internet Service Providers: 18 ISPs (1999).

Internet censorship and surveillance

See also


  1. ^ "Puerto Rico profile", BBC News, 23 May 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Communications: Puerto Rico", World Factbook, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 9 December 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  3. ^ Dialing Procedures (International Prefix, National (Trunk) Prefix and National (Significant) Number) (in Accordance with ITY-T Recommendation E.164 (11/2010)), Annex to ITU Operational Bulletin No. 994-15.XII.2011, International Telecommunication Union (ITU, Geneva), 15 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  4. ^ Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012", Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013
  5. ^ "Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013
  6. ^ a b c Puerto Rico summary, National Broadband Map, 31 December 2012.
  7. ^ Select Formats, Country IP Blocks. Accessed on 2 April 2012. Note: Site is said to be updated daily.
  8. ^ Population, The World Factbook, United States Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on 2 April 2012. Note: Data are mostly for 1 July 2012.

External links

  • About, the registrar for the .pr top-level domain name.
  • Internet Society Puerto Rico
  • Federal government grants to expand broadband Internet access in Puerto Rico, Broadband USA.
  • Puerto Rico summary, National Broadband Map, 31 December 2012.
  • Radio Puerto Rico
  • El Nuevo Dia
  • WIPR-TV 6 & WIPM-TV 3

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