Sunday, December 21, 2008

Egypt faces mass Internet outage

Wall Street Journal

Thanks very much to Rhio Barnhart for sending me this news item, which may be of interest to anyone living in Egypt or planning to visit:

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.

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