June 30, 2005
Pakistan Internet Down
Umar from Karachi, Pakistan confirms what I've been hearing via e-mail for a few days now, that the entire country of Pakistan is offline. Some kind of major cable is down and the people who can get online are getting such slow speeds it's almost useless:
"Finally, I can get online. It's been rough two days, without internet and all. The entire country was offline. I am not sure what the status is right now, but my connection is really slow, which means cybernet is using its backup line. Which means the sub-marine line is not fixed yet. Let's see how long it takes. We've been complaining about electricity and weather, they denied us the internet. How ironic is that."
Here's some more news on the outtage. And this site has been covering it play by play. [Thanks Abbas]
UPDATE: More news from Karachi:
"Trust me, it's no fun browsing the internet at such slow speeds. It literraly takes good 15 minutes to open up a web page. My entire work place is connected through dialup because our DSL provider refused to use the backup line. Now imagine 50 users connected to the same dialup line. I don't know how many internet users in rest of the country have access.
According to latest news, it's still going to take another couple of days to get the sub-marine cable fixed. Until then we have to linger. Ironically, most pakistani news websites are also down, probably because they are hosted in pakistan..."
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it's been thoroughly covered with updates at http://tech.one.com.pk. check it out.
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Posted by: Abbas Halai
on June 30, 2005 12:44 PM