Micronesia, Federated States of Communications - 2023


Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 7,000 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (2021 est.)

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Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 22,000 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 19 (2021 est.)

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Telecommunication systems

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Australia, Japan, and the United States are committed to working in partnership with the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Kiribati, and Nauru to improve internet connectivity to these three Pacific nations by providing funding to build a new undersea cable; the proposed undersea cable will provide faster, higher quality, and more reliable and secure communications to approximately 100,000 people across three countries; this will support increased economic growth, drive development opportunities, and help to improve living standards as the region recovers from the severe impacts of COVID-19; the new cable will connect Kosrae (FSM), Nauru, and Tarawa (Kiribati) with the existing HANTRU-1 cable at Pohnpei (FSM), providing internet connectivity through a submarine cable for the first time


domestic: fixed line teledensity roughly 6 per 100 and mobile-cellular nearly 19 per 100 (2021)

international: country code - 691; landing points for the Chuukk-Pohnpei Cable and HANTRU-1 submarine cable system linking the Federated States of Micronesia and the US; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean) (2019)

Broadcast media

no TV broadcast stations; each state has a multi-channel cable service with TV transmissions carrying roughly 95% imported programming and 5% local programming; about a half-dozen radio stations (2009)

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Internet users

total: 44,000 (2021 est.)

percent of population: 40% (2021 est.)

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Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 6,000 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5 (2020 est.)

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NOTE: The information regarding Micronesia, Federated States of on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Micronesia, Federated States of 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Micronesia, Federated States of 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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