Egypt Leaves The Internet

When I read this, it caught me by surprise. Reports are emerging that Internet has gone down in Cairo and throughout Egypt, only hours before the largest planned protests yet.

Egypt has shut off the internet and every Egyptian provider, every business, bank, Internet cafe, website, school, embassy, and government office that relied on the big four Egyptian ISPs for their Internet connectivity is now cut off from the rest of the world. What will happen to Egypt tomorrow, on the streets and in the credit markets?

This has never happened before in any other world and the unknowns are piling up. CNN reporter Ben Wedeman confirmed Internet is down in Cairo. The Los Angeles Times is also reporting that BlackBerry Internet has been taken offline in Egypt. I hope things will go back to normal soon.

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2 comments

  1. Wow, that is unbelievable. How could this happen nowadays!

    Same wishes, hoping it will go back to normal. Otherwise the Egyptians won’t have chance to visit virtual pyramid, that’s really disappointing…

  2. There are reports that Egyptians are finding alternative ways to access the Internet. Interestingly, CHINA seems to be more worried as the Govt has blocked the Chinese equivalent of Egypt on Internet, as China is also worried about free speech, and popular dissents.

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