Monday, February 4, 2008

So what is Iran's connectivity to the internet right now?

Supposedly, is a terrible site, that sucks and, conversely, I am an idiot for using them.

There is only one problem - I cannot find another site that "(...)monitors the flow of data around the world. It then displays a value between zero and 100. Higher values indicate faster and more reliable connections."

I realize that people on the internets these days love to say 'LOL U SUXORZ DOOD' and then tell me that the sucks (I got two emails basically worded this way... ) - but there is nothing else out there as far as I can tell that even claims is monitoring the world's internet connectivity.

For example, Yahoo directory: Email this page Suggest a Site Advanced Search has the site I put on here as the number 1 source.

So until I find something better to prove to me that the site is bullshit, that Iran has just peachy internet connectivity, I will go with Sorry.

There is a real problem in the Middle East right now regarding internet usage;

"A breakdown in an international undersea cable network disrupted internet links to Egypt, India and Gulf Arab countries on Wednesday, and Egypt said it could take several days for its services to return to normal.

"This cut has affected internet services in Egypt, with a partial disruption of 70 percent of the network nationwide," the Egyptian ministry said in a statement.

India also reported serious disruptions to its services and Rajesh Chharia, president of the Internet Service Providers' Association of India, told Reuters: "There has been a 50 to 60 percent cut in bandwidth."

[The disruption] had a very negative impact on the stock market today," one Cairo-based trader said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. "At times, we were trading blind.

In Cairo, much of the capital city was without access to the internet for the bulk of the day, frustrating businesses and the professions."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whatever Iran lost all connectivitie or not is secondary problem for me. First question is: who did it? No, I will not buy official story. Reports shows that there was no ships around that area in 12h before accident.