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Telecommunication in Puerto Rico

Compared to the United States, Puerto Rico has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 4.20 million connections in 2020. Among them were 3.48 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 469 webhosts, Puerto Rico is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the Internet in Puerto Rico from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Puerto Rico 2001 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerPuerto Rico is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 78% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 20% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the Internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Broadband users671,284.0020.46 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines711,512.0021.68 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars3.48 m106.16 %351.48 m106.03 %

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