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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.

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