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Internet Usage Statistics:
293,875 Internet users as of December, 2014;
90.5% of the population, according to IWS.

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas is an independent English-speaking nation in the West Indies. An archipelago of 700 islands and cays (which are small islands), the Bahamas is located in the Atlantic Ocean, east of Florida in the United States, north of Cuba and the Caribbean, and northwest of the British dependency of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas have prospered through tourism and international banking and investment management.

Latest Population Estimate:
324,597 population for 2015, according to US Census Bureau.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita (ppp) was US$ 21,390 for 2010, according to the World Bank.

Bahamas Land Size (Area):
Bahamas has 13,962 sq km - Population Density is 24 persons per sq km.

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




4.3 %

US$ 14,296





23.4 %

US$ 14,585





28.1 %

US$ 14,920





30.7 %

US$ 21,600





90.5 %

US$ 21,390


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Bahamas Official Statistics Page
Bahamas Statistics Unit

Search Engines and Directories:
Bahamas Search Engines

Bahamas Open Directory


Bahamas Profile

Bahamas in the Wikipedia
Bahamas history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Bahamas in the CIA Factbook
Bahamas information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Bahamas Profile
Up to date resume about country leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Bahamas e-Government Page
The Government of Bahamas portal, with many useful links.

Telecommunications Reports for Bahamas

Caribbean Telecommunications Market Reports - Anguilla to Bermuda
This report from Paul Budde provides an overview of the telecom markets in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados and Bermuda. It includes information about fixed-line and mobile operators, Internet providers, regulatory background and state of liberalisation.
See summary and table of contents

Caribbean Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics
Almost all Caribbean countries offer a full range of telecom services, despite being characterised by small markets in terms of population. Liberalisation agreements have been reached in most countries. This Paul Budde report provides an overview of the Caribbean’s telecom sector accompanied by relevant statistics and a brief profile of the major players.
See report table of contents

Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Bahamas

May 2015 Review

E-commerce and offshore are often touted as the perfect marriage, in part because jurisdictions like The Bahamas provide a tax-neutral platform from which to operate a business and make sales, and because the cost of skilled labour is oftentimes lower than in onshore jurisdictions. In The Bahamas' case, it is also an attractive place to live and just a 50-minute flight from the east coast of the United States.

As a sophisticated financial centre it also has the professional base to support e-commerce operations, be it legal, banking, accounting or marketing services. A modern metropolis located just outside of the United States. And because of the high degree of offshore activity, there is less red tape and bureaucracy in terms of establishing and responding to the needs of the industry.

The beauty of e-commerce is its mobility, allowing a business to separate activities that formerly would have been kept in one location. For instance, one can do research and development in one area, marketing in the other area, and sales in the third area, using cyberspace. For example, a major airline has moved its ticket processing to Barbados even though it carries out the bulk of its operation in the United States.

Last year, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) entered into a contract with TYCO Telecommunications to install the fiber optic cable to connect 14 islands of The Bahamas. The system is known as the Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network International (BDSNi). When completed, the new system will be able to transmit more than 120,000 simultaneous phone calls using a pair of fiber optic spread embedded within a cable less than one inch in diameter.

Phase II of the project involves connecting Inagua to New Providence via Mayaguana, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Abaco and Grand Bahama; and Phase III will allow BTC to connect the cable internationally.

Keep tuned to the Internet Stats Blog. New statistics, figures and updates become available all the time.

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