Restoration of Internet, cell service in Egypt would be sign populist revolution being accepted by government

The Mubarak government shut off all Internet access in the country early Friday morning (shut down made possible because of single Internet provider in Egypt unlike most countries). By Saturday, unconfirmed reports had some Internet transmission restored, although cell phone service is still out.

Like the images of protesters riding jubiliantly on tanks, the return of Internet and cell phone service could be a sign that powers within the government are siding with the populist uprising. With incredible pressure on Mubarak to resign, the world is watching to see how a power vaccuum may be filled. Transition government until national elections can be held? Will the people prevail pushing Egypt to emerge as a more democratic republic? Will radical fundamentalists seize power? How will the uprisings continue to spread throughout the Arab world?

- Jon Harmon

Comments

  1. The example of Egypt clearly shows us that the freedom of speech, operativeness and accessability of information can start a fire of revolution. Haha, that’s how it works!!))

  2. You are correct, Rural Internet. It might be as simple as that but when people gather together, the taken for granted issue would be a millennium setback.

  3. You are correct, Rural Internet. It might be as simple as that but when people gather together, the taken for granted issue would be a millennium setback.

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