Syria’s Internet Service Renewed after Blackout

Syria’s Internet Service Renewed after Blackout

According to Renesys, an Internet Connection Surveillance company released a report on Saturday stating that the Internet connection to Syria has been renewed. After the country saw numerous anti-government protests, the Internet connection across the country was broken.

During the Internet blackout, the report by Renesys, stated that “approximately two-thirds of all Syrian networks became unreachable from the global Internet. Over the course of roughly half an hour, the routes to 40 of 59 networks were withdrawn from the global routing table.”

After noticing that the country’s Internet had been restored, Rensys reported “With connectivity restored, the Google Transparency Report confirms that traffic has resumed, at levels that look provisionally similar to those before the blackout. Will Friday Internet blackouts become a regular feature of the Syrian protests?”

There is still no clear reason behind the Internet blackout, but the instance resembles the time when Egyptian government limited the country’s Internet connection when facing the same conditions early on this year.

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