Includes information on internet accessibility, the cellular phone technology in use, which U.S. cell phone services work in this country, the prevalence of Wi-Fi in hotels, what types of voltage and plugs are used, and other technological information of interest to U.S. businesses.
Telephone service is adequate. Direct-dial, long-distance calling within Honduras and to the U.S. and several other counties is available. Costs are based on the destination, and rates are available through operator assistance. Three mobile telephone providers currently operate in Honduras. Wi-Fi and high-speed connectivity is prevalent in most hotels. Standard voltage in Honduras is 110V electricity.
Radio reception is satisfactory. U.S.-style music is featured on several stations, but news is exclusively in Spanish. A good short-wave radio is necessary to receive American stations and international broadcasts, including the Voice of America (VOA). The Embassy's Public Affairs Section has schedules and program information.
There ar 42 local and national TV stations in Honduras, all with Spanish-language programming. Cable and pay TV service is also available with a wide range of stations, including major U.S. networks and entertainment-oriented stations.
Three daily Spanish-language newspapers are published in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. Major sources of English-language news are the Latin American air express editions of the Miami Herald, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and USA Today, which arrive the day of, or day after, publication. Overseas editions of Time and Newsweek are available at several newsstands or by subscription.