Syria Cut Off From The Internet Again (Update: Service Restored)

Traffic monitoring company Akamai also recorded the moment when Syrian internet was cut off on Tuesday. This chart shows the traffic dipping slightly just before 7pm and dropping completely. The traffic was not restored for at least four hours, and is not fully back online now

Syria Cut Off From The Internet: Complete Online Blackout For Second Time In Six Months Amid Growing Civil Unrest -- Daily Mail

* The country was without internet for at least 20 hours from Tuesday, according to Google web traffic reports
* Full service has now been restored

Internet connections between Syria and the outside world were cut off for at least 20 hours, according to data from Google and other global Internet companies.

Google's Transparency Report showed traffic to Google services pages from the country, embroiled in a civil war that has lasted more than two years, suddenly stopping shortly before 7pm on Tuesday.

Other firms such as Akamai also revealed a total block on traffic.

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My Comment: I am surprised that the service has been running this long .... albeit with interruptions in many parts of the country.

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