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Telecommunication in Puerto Rico

Compared to the European Union, 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 EU, this figure is 1.2 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 21% 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 users671,284.0021.02 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines711,512.0022.28 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars3.48 m109.06 %540.56 m120.71 %

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