Third Mediterranean undersea cable cut by ship anchors


Seriously — three in a week? This sounds more like sabotage. Anyway, it seems another cable has been cut in off of Egypt, slowing down web traffic from Dubai to India. It should be repaired in two weeks. The worst part?

Internet cafes typically full of teenaged gamers are nearly empty with speeds still frustratingly slow.

“I felt like beating the … modem, throwing it away, because we compete on the Internet and it feels really bad,” said Aman Khurana, 13.

Luckily, the main stock exchanges don’t use the cables so there is little real financial effect. Plans are in place to add two more cables in the future, ensuring back-ups if the monster from Cloverfield takes a wrong turn at Key West and ends up near Sicily.

Third undersea Internet cable cut in Mideast [CNN]