Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha: Communication#

Telephone systemgeneral assessment: can communicate worldwide
domestic: automatic digital network
international: country code (Saint Helena) - 290, (Ascension Island) - 247; international direct dialing; satellite voice and data communications; satellite earth stations - 5 (Ascension Island - 4, Saint Helena - 1) (2010)
Communications - noteSouth Africa maintains a meteorological station on Gough Island
Telephones - main lines in use3,000 (2012)
Internet users900 (2009)
Internet country; note - Ascension Island assigned .ac
Internet hosts6,729 (2012)
Broadcast mediaSt. Helena has no local TV station; 2 local radio stations, one of which is relayed to Ascension Island; satellite TV stations rebroadcast terrestrially; Ascension Island has no local TV station but has 1 local radio station and receives relays of broadcasts from 1 radio station on St. Helena; broadcasts from the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) are available, as well as TV services for the US military; Tristan da Cunha has 1 local radio station and receives BFBS TV and radio broadcasts (2007)