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Cables Cut - Iran has no internet access

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posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 05:20 PM
Third undersea cable reportedly cut between Sri Lanka, Suez

A third undersea fibre optic cable running through the Suez to Sri Lanka was cut Friday, said a Flag official.
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.
"We had another cut today between Dubai and Muscat three hours back. The cable was about 80G capacity, it had telephone, Internet data, everything," one Flag official, who declined to be named, told Zawya Dow Jones.

"It may take sometime to fix the cut but we are rerouting the traffic to another cable in the U.K. and U.S., the bandwidth utilization will go down," the official said.

Iran has no internet access

Anybody find it slightly suspicious that not one or two, but 3 large cable bundles providing internet to the Middle East have been damaged or outright cut, and now Iran of all nations has zero internet access? And all internet for the region is temporarily being routed through the US and the UK.

Are we already invading Iran? Black Ops missions? What's going on here?

posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 05:23 PM
Please add your thoughts to these existing discussions:

Current Events: Undersea Cables Cut: Oops or Uh-oh?

Breaking News: Web disrupted 'across Mid-East'

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[edit on 2/1/2008 by Gools]

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