Egypt leaves the internet (and returns) (Informational)

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[#11] Egypt leaves the internet (and returns) (Informational)

Posted: 2011-01-27 23:00

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Affects: Egypt

Confirming what a few have reported this evening: in an action unprecedented in Internet history, the Egyptian government appears to have ordered service providers to shut down all international connections to the Internet. Critical European-Asian fiber-optic routes through Egypt appear to be unaffected for now. But 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. Link Egypt, Vodafone/Raya, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr, and all their customers and partners are, for the moment, off the air.

Read further information here: Renesys

At the 2nd of february they returned their routing services. Read here