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Egypt restores Internet access [Updated]

• LA Times
The Internet seems to be available again in Egypt after the country cut access to the Web and cellphone networks for a week amid mass unrest.

“Good news: Internet access being restored in Egypt,” Google wrote on its official Twitter profile earlier this morning.

After a long stretch of inactivity, RIPE NCC, which tracks Web traffic, recorded a sudden lurch in Egyptian Internet use starting just after 11 a.m. in Cairo.

A similar tracking organization, the Renesys Group, wrote in an official blog post that access was restored to websites such as the Egyptian Stock Exchange, Commercial International Bank of Egypt and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

 

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