Access in Pakistan Pakistan score #802.12?Rank out of 92 countries. Score out of 10.
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One in 10 Pakistanis uses the Internet, mostly from outside the home. Broadband access is low at 0.52 percent but is growing rapidly in big cities. Slow dial-up service in rural areas hinders people there from engaging in much online activity. Two-thirds of Pakistanis have mobile phones, but the lack of a 3G network limits mobile Internet growth. The prime minister approved a policy in late 2011 to develop a 3G network but indefinitely postponed a 3G licensing auction scheduled for March 2012. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) controls all ISPs, issues telecommunications licenses, and blocks content. The PTA reports to the Ministry of Information Technology and the prime minister appoints its leaders; as a result of this structure, many critics question the body’s independence.