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    Venezuela Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 2.6 million (however, 3,500,000 have been installed) (1998)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 2 million (1998)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: modern and expanding
      domestic: domestic satellite system with 3 earth stations; recent substantial improvement in telephone service in rural areas; substantial increase in digitalization of exchanges and trunk lines; installation of a national interurban fiber-optic network capable of digital multimedia services
      international: 3 submarine coaxial cables; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 PanAmSat; participating with Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia in the construction of an international fiber-optic network

      Radio broadcast stations AM 201, FM NA (20 in Caracas), shortwave 11 (1998)

      Radios 10.75 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 66 (plus 45 repeaters) (1997)

      Televisions 4.1 million (1997)

      Internet country code .ve

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 16 (2000)

      Internet users 950,000 (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding Venezuela on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Venezuela Communications 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Venezuela Communications 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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