Breaking: Internet back online in Egypt

We don't have a lot of details yet, but we're starting to see reports that the Internet coverage (along with wireless phone service) has returned to Egypt.

We don't have a lot of details yet, but we're starting to see reports that the Internet coverage (along with wireless phone service) has returned to Egypt.

One report says the military has taken to the streets asking residents to return home, and the restoration of Internet coverage was provided to help smooth that process. Stay tuned.

I did a relatively unscientific test and attempted to go to http://www.suezcanal.gov.eg/, the Web site for the Suez Canal Authority. A few days ago, this site was unreachable. Today, it's live and feeding pages, as you can see at the top of this article.

Stay tuned. We don't expect the unrest to be over, and we're not sure what this means for the future of the Mubarak administration (or the people of Egypt), but at least the Internet is back.

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