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Latvia Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
653,900 (2003)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
1,219,600 (2003)
Telephone system:
general assessment: inadequate, but is being modernized to provide an international capability independent of the Moscow international switch; more facilities are being installed for individual use
domestic: expansion underway in intercity trunk line connections, rural exchanges, and mobile systems; still many unsatisfied subscriber applications
international: country code - 371; international connections are now available via cable and a satellite earth station at Riga, enabling direct connections for most calls (1998)
Radios:
1.76 million (1997)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 8, FM 56, shortwave 1 (1998)
Televisions:
1.22 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
44 (plus 31 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code:
.lv
Internet hosts:
51,758 (2004)
Internet users:
936,000 (2003)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
41 (2001)
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