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CIA Factbook: Jamaica Communications

Telephones – main lines in use:   
342,000 (2006)
Telephones – mobile cellular:   
2.495 million (2006)
Telephone system :   
general assessment: fully automatic domestic telephone network
domestic: the 1999 agreement to open the market for telecommunications services resulted in rapid growth in mobile-cellular telephone usage while the number of fixed-lines in use has declined; combined mobile-cellular teledensity now exceeds 100 per 100 persons
international: country code – 1-876; the Fibralink submarine cable network provides enhanced delivery of business and broadband traffic and is linked to the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) submarine cable in the Dominican Republic; the link to ARCOS-1 provides seamless connectivity to US, parts of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America; satellite earth stations – 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2006)
Radio broadcast stations:   
AM 10, FM 13, shortwave 0 (1998)
Television broadcast stations:   
7 (1997)
Internet country code:   
Internet hosts:   
1,292 (2008)
Internet users:   
1.5 million (2007)

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