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Bahamas, The Communications 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Bahamas, The Communications 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on December 17, 2013

Telephones - main lines in use:
137,000 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 141
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
254,000 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 176
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: modern facilities
domestic: totally automatic system; highly developed; the Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network links 14 of the islands and is designed to satisfy increasing demand for voice and broadband Internet services
international: country code - 1-242; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber-optic submarine cable that provides links to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 2 (2007)

Broadcast media:
2 TV stations operated by government-owned, commercially run Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB); multi-channel cable TV subscription service is available; about 15 radio stations operating with BCB operating a multi-channel radio broadcasting network alongside privately owned radio stations (2007)

Internet country code:
.bs

Internet hosts:
20,661 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 117
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
115,800 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 156
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Bahamas, The on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bahamas, The Communications 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bahamas, The Communications 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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