Aruba Highest In Caribbean Net Penetration

The Caribbean – the area once widely referred to as the West Indies – is comprised of many island countries, dependencies and territories in the Caribbean Sea and is primarily known for tourism, not Internet accessibility.

Boasting more than 37 million citizens, the region only has an Internet penetration of roughly 3 percent, with Aruba ranking the highest at 34 percent. The next closest in Internet penetration, Puerto Rico, trails far behind at 15 percent.


Caribbean Internet Usage
Population Internet Users Penetration ISPs
Anguilla 12,446 919 7% 16
Antigua and Barbuda 67,448 5,000 7% 16
Aruba 70,441 24,000 34% NA
Bahamas 300,529 16,900 6% 19
Barbados 276,607 6,000 2% 19
Cayman Islands 6,273 NA NA 16
Cuba 11,224,321 120,000 1% 5
Dominica 70,158 2,000 3% 16
Dominican Republic 8,721,594 186,000 2% 24
Grenada 89,211 5,200 6% 14
Guadeloupe 435,739 4,000 1% 3
Haiti 7,063,722 30,000 > 1% 3
Jamaica 2,680,029 100,000 4% 21
Martinique 422,277 5,000 1% 2
Montserrat 8,437 NA NA 17
Netherlands Antilles 214,258 2,000 1% 6
Puerto Rico 3,957,988 600,000 15% 76
St. Kitts and Nevis 38,736 2,000 5% 16
St. Lucia 160,145 3,000 2% 15
St Vincent and the Grenadines 116,394 3,500 3% 15
Trinidad and Tobago 1,163,724 120,000 10% 17
Turks and Caicos 18,738 NA NA 14
Virgin Islands 123,498 12,000 10% 50
TOTAL 37,242,713 1,247,519 3% 400
Source: CIA’s World Factbook

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