"Breaks in three submarine cables which link Europe and the Middle East have disrupted Internet and international telephone services in parts of the Middle East and South Asia, officials said on Saturday (Dec. 20th 2008)
Residents said Internet service was either non-existent or very slow. The gravity of the outage, caused by breaks in cables in the Mediterranean off Italy, varied from area to area and according to the service provider."
ORIGINALLY POSTED 2/01/08 (Below)
In an ongoing story which must have millions of people tapping their fingers while blankly staring at hourglasses on computer screens, a third under sea communications cable has been found "cut". This time directly off the coast of the world's most bizarre, and fastest growing cities, Dubai.
Officials state that the crippling internet outages will likely not be fixed until February 12th, and that ships anchors are the current suspects...really? Whatever you say...
In a time when financial markets the world over are perched daily on the edge of collapse; this can't be good news. Asia, the Middle East and North Africa have been most effected by the severed cables.
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