By the end of 2002, the province's telephone switching system capacity had expanded to 21.74 million lines. The number of fixed telephone subscribers had reached 16.6 million. The number of mobile phone subscribers increased by 4.66 million in 2002. The number of Internet users reached 3.929 million.
TV and radio stations
The province boasts a total of 14 radio stations, 21 medium and long-wave broadcasting transmission and relay stations, and 14 TV stations. The coverage for the population is 99.6 percent for radio and 99.5 percent for TV. Jiangsu Cable TV programs can reach Russia in the north, Australia in the south, Japan in the east and Eastern Europe and North Africa in the west through the Asia-II satellite. Voice of Jinling is a radio program devoted mainly to serving Taiwan compatriots.