Monday, January 31, 2011

How people are connecting to the internet in Egypt

The BBC has reported that people in Egypt who have have their internet connections cut-off are still finding ways to get connected with the outside world and spread news. Dial-up modems have become popular again,  a long list of international numbers are available for people to dial into, which allows users to connect to the net. Most of the connections provided by net activists and so are not charging.

A large list of these numbers were being circulated on Twitter with the hashtag #egypt or #jan25. The BBC further reported that "ISPs in France, the US, Sweden, Spain and many other nations have set up pools of modems that will accept international calls to get information to and from protesters. Many have waived fees to make it easier for people to connect."

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