Saturday

Cable Cuts Snarl Routing (Egypt to India)

Posted by D. Worth (US)
For m. barbay (France)
Disruption to internet services in south Asia and the Middle East
Continues the day after Mediterranean undersea cables were damaged:
Third undersea Internet cable cut in Mideast

I've not yet been contacted by Dr "H" (in Alexandria) but will send his insights to D. Worth when I have the update. Likely he'll know the complete situation. Interesting: Submarine communications cable.


Cyberterrorism, perhaps? Thought not...According to BBC:
Even terrorists don't want the internet disrupted...

Interesting from Instapundit
Who sites interesting links; including those of Richard Fernandez of the (Belmont Club) who shares his thoughts on undersea cables.

Report from Marketwatch:
Third undersea cable reportedly cut between Sri Lanka, Suez
"Two other fiber optic cables owned by Flag Telecom and consortium SEA-ME-WE 4 located near Alexandria, Egypt, were damaged Wednesday leading to a slowdown in Internet and telephone services in the Middle East and South Asia." More

So, outside of the fact that Operations outsourced to India from the UK and US are badly hit... Today was National Freedom Day:
A day when freedom for all Americans is celebrated.

Feb. 2nd is U.S. Groundhog Day: (6 more weeks of Winter)

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