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    Latvia Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 734,693 (2000)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 401,263 (2000)

      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: international connections are now available via cable and a satellite earth station at Riga, enabling direct connections for most calls (1998)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 8, FM 56, shortwave 1 (1998)

      Radios 1.76 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 44 (plus 31 repeaters) (1995)

      Televisions 1.22 million (1997)

      Internet country code .lv

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 41 (2001)

      Internet users 310,000 (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding Latvia 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 Latvia Communications 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Latvia Communications 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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