Egypt Goes Dark As Last ISP Pulls Plug

Tagged: Egypt, internet, ISP, Technology
Source: Slashdot - Read the full article
Posted: 3 years 24 weeks ago

"Egypt is now off the grid. Four days after the Egyptian government ordered Internet service providers to disconnect from the Internet, the country's last working Internet company has abruptly vanished from cyberspace. Noor Group, a small service provider that hosted Internet connections for the country's stock exchange and other businesses, became completely unreachable at around 10:46 p.m. Cairo time (Eastern European Time), according to Earl Zmijewski, general manager with Internet monitoring company Renesys. 'It looks like they're completely lights-out now,' he told IDG News' Robert McMillan. Thought to handle only about 8 percent of the country's Internet connections, Noor had served as a critical lifeline to Egypt since the government had ordered service cut early Friday morning. Nobody is sure how Noor was able to keep operating, even as larger ISPs such as Vodafone and Telecom Egypt voluntarily cut their Egyptian networks off from the rest of the world."

 

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Anonymous

Death to Mubarak the dictator!!!

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omg no twitter or facebook in Egypt

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Why ? now only source of info is TV... prepare for lies.