Mobile coverage

Although the telecommunications industry is growing, Mexico still faces a sharp digital divide, and many people and native populations do not have access to this kind of services. In 2019, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography reported that 56.4 percent of Mexican homes had internet services. According to the Federal Telecommunications Institute, 42 percent of the Mexican homes had broadband services—which is less than half of the population. The National Institute of Statistics and Geography also reported that 70 percent of the population are considered as Internet users.

The aforementioned data suggest that Mexico is a country that is far from achieving a universal access to the Internet. There are many elements that structure this unequal distribution of the communicative resources. According to the IFT, those persons who have the highest income have 40 percent more chances than the rest of the population of being regular Internet users. Moreover, space also determines Internet access. Whereas in the Northern states the population have more chances of being connected, in the Southern states the chances decrease.