Internet Shutdown Posts
How Internet Shutdowns Impact Startups
In an increasingly digitalized world, disruptions to the Internet come with huge costs. These costs can be measured in monetary terms and are incurred by every sector of society. This includes individuals who may not be able to communicate without stable access to the Internet, as well as businesses that rely on the Internet for […]
Counting the Cost of Internet Outages in Lebanon
Internet service interruptions in Lebanon are increasing in frequency and becoming the norm. Access via landlines and mobile data is affected across all regions in the country. The argument used to justify these outages is power cuts at local transmission stations. At the Internet Society Lebanon Chapter, we estimate that the direct and indirect costs […]
Iran’s Internet Shutdowns are Facilitated by Careful Attempts at Fragmentation of the Network
Iran’s efforts at network fragmentation are going to be less reversible and set a dangerous precedent for other actors intent on exerting control over their nation’s Internet.