(The Hosting News) – Renesys, an internet connectivity monitoring company reported on Saturday that access to Syria’s internet has been restored.
The country’s internet had gone down on Friday amid various anti-government protests throughout the country.
During the initial internet blackout, Renesys had reported 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 Over the course of roughly half an hour, the routes to 40 of 59 networks were withdrawn from the global routing table.”
Upon detecting that the country’s internet was back up, the company stated, “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?”
The reasons for the internet blackout remain unclear, but sounds similar to when Egypt’s government shut down their country’s internet access under similar circumstances earlier this year.
For the entire report by Renesys, visit: http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/06/syrian-internet-shutdown.shtml#latest