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Syria regains Internet connectivity after 19 hours, outage believed to be caused by 'optical cable malfunction'

Syria's Internet connectivity returning to normal after 19-hour outage
| Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: May 8, 2013 7:31 pm

Internet connectivity is returning to normal in war-torn Syria. Multiple different sources have confirmed that connectivity has returned to the region, though a specific cause can't be determined as of yet. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency is reporting that the outage was a result of an optic cable malfunction.

 

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Of course, being a state-run media, it's very possible this report could be inaccurate. What I still find extremely scary is the fact that an entire country can drop off of the Internet just like that. This is a case where we need to come up with a more redundant and reliable network.

 

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NEWS SOURCES:Thenextweb.com

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