Close

Donate today to keep Global Voices strong!

Our global community of volunteers work hard every day to bring you the world's underreported stories -- but we can't do it without your help. Support our editors, technology, and advocacy campaigns with a donation to Global Voices!

Donate now

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

Egypt: Last ISP Goes Offline, Fears of Losing Mobile Networks

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

Following a near-blackout of Internet service on January 27, it seems that the last remaining ISP–Noor Group, which has approximately 8% of market share–has now been cut off as well, leaving Egyptians without any form of Internet access.

@Weddady, a Boston-based activist, tweeted around 4pm EST:

Urgent ALERT : THE LAST INTERNET CONNECTION AVAILABLE IN #EGYPT IS DOWN #Jan25 via ramy raoof

He added:

Urgent: Ramy Raoof says also that there's news of an imminent shut down of ALL cell phone networks. #Jan25

@Alaa, who has been in touch with family and friends in Cairo via phone, confirmed the news:

noor net the last ISP standing in egypt is taken offline, there is now no internet in egypt at all #Jan25

With landlines available, it's possible that some Egyptians will manage to dial out via international networks. Global Voices will attempt to continue coverage through our network of local contacts.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices
* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site