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Syria's internet connectivity is restored

Syrians got their internet connections back on Saturday after being cut off the day before, the monitoring firm Renesys has said.Most of the connectivity in Syria went dead on Friday, an event that coincided with mass protests against the regime in that country.
Written by David Meyer, Contributor on

Syrians got their internet connections back on Saturday after being cut off the day before, the monitoring firm Renesys has said.

Most of the connectivity in Syria went dead on Friday, an event that coincided with mass protests against the regime in that country. The flatlining was noted by Renesys, which said on Saturday that "the Syrian internet is back up".

"Seven of the 40 networks returned around 19:00 UTC," the firm said. "With connectivity restored, the Google Transparency Report confirms that traffic has resumed, at levels that look provisionally similar to those before the blackout."

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