Egypt back online, the old-fashioned way

Most people were extremely grateful to ditch their old dial-up Internet connections. But for the last couple of days, some Egyptians in the darkness of the Internet blackout, have been grateful to have it back. After over 90% of Egyptian access was shut down with its major ISPs, some have been coordinating these old-style connections through the country.

Everything in the web world has a work-around, as Egyptian authorities, who tried to shut down the country’s internet, and succeeded for a day, have discovered. Distributing pamphlets by hand and using ham radio, protestors are also calling in twitters outside the country, using mobile phones, and connecting to international ISP’s (servers) as well.


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