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Mass Internet outages in Egypt after cables cut

Posted By admin On December 19, 2008 @ 12:42 pm In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Associated Press [1]
Friday, December 19, 2008

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt’s communications ministry says Internet cables in the Mediterranean Sea have been cut, causing massive Internet outages.

The ministry says three Internet cables running through the Mediterranean were cut Friday morning. Throughout the country the Internet is almost completely down or working sporadically.


The ministry says it will take “several days” for cables to be repaired and is trying to switch Egypt’s Internet to an alternative route.

It is the second large-scale Internet outage in Egypt this year. Undersea cables were also damaged in January, causing outages in the Mideast and India. 

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[6] Blocking Internet cost Egypt at least $90M, says OECD: http://www.prisonplanet.com/blocking-internet-cost-egypt-at-least-90m-says-oecd.html

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