Fight to Get Internet Through to Egypt

“When countries block, we evolve,” an activist with the group We Rebuild wrote in a Twitter message Friday. See Without Internet, Egyptians find new ways to get online, Computerworld

We Rebuild is a decentralized cluster of net activists who have joined forces to collaborate on issues concerning access to a free Internet without intrusive surveillance.

Egypt’s sealing off the country from the rest of the internet has provoked a series of low-tech initiatives aimed at allowing at least some sort of connection.

Yesterday a small French ISP, NDF opened up a dial-up line to allow access to anyone with a modem.

The international dial-up numbers only work for people with access to a telephone modem and an international calling service, which not all Egyptians have. See Egypt Cuts Off The Net, Net Fights Back, Wall Street Journal

Twitter: #jan25 #Egypt

Egypt Internet, social media users find some relief, Cairo blogger says, Los Angeles Times


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