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    Poland Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 8.07 million (1998)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 1.78 million (1998)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: underdeveloped and outmoded system; government aimed to have 10 million telephones in service by 2000; the process of partial privatization of the state-owned telephone monopoly has begun; in 1998 there were over 2 million applicants on the waiting list for telephone service
      domestic: cable, open wire, and microwave radio relay; 3 cellular networks; local exchanges 56.6% digital
      international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat, NA Eutelsat, 2 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions), and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 14, FM 777, shortwave 1 (1998)

      Radios 20.2 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 179 (plus 256 repeaters) (September 1995)

      Televisions 13.05 million (1997)

      Internet country code .pl

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 19 (2000)

      Internet users 3.5 million (2001)

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

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