Panama has 8.2% internet access

The penetration of internet is the lowest in Latin America and the Caribbean, lower than countries such as Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Data Internet World Statistics.
According to, "Despite this, for Vivian Carles, Marketing manager for Internet and Cable & Wireless, the situation in Panama is much more encouraging. "Currently 16% of the homes have internet," she said.

Similarly, the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) has higher penetration indicators: there were 22.3 internet users for each 100 inhabitants, according to figures for December 2007.

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