Internet Shutdowns


28 October, 2023 11:00 - 20:00 (9 hours)

Local Impact

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) directed telecom operators to shut down Internet services on Saturday, 28 October 2023, from 11:00 to 20:00 local time in the capital, Nayapaltan, in response to a local political rally.

A source from the BTRC confirmed the matter to Jago News.

Internet shutdowns during protests or civil unrest impact the ability of citizens to get accurate information from government sources when they need it most. It also becomes harder for citizens to contact family members and friends in other parts of the country, or in other countries.

Data and Analysis

It’s difficult to measure the effect of local/regional Internet shutdowns as most measurements are done at a country level.


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In the News

Telecom operators asked to shut down Internet in Nayapaltan — Jargo News

Residents of Naya Paltan, adjacent areas experience slow internet — New Age