Access in Thailand
#513.56?Rank out of 92 countries. Score out of 10.
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Around a quarter of Thai citizens are online. Some, particularly those in Bangkok, can access high-speed Internet at home or at cyber cafes. Until 2006, the state-run Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT) operated the nation’s only Internet exchange point. There are now nine exchange points, with the CAT operating only two. In 2010, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) replaced the National Telecommunications Commission as the country’s independent industry regulator. The Senate-appointed commission includes officials from the military, police, bureaucracy, and civil society. The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) oversees ICT policy throughout the country, including those related to Internet filtering.