What happens when two of the giant undersea cables that provide internet to a country get severed for some accidental reason? 70% of Egypt’s internet gets knocked out, that’s what.

All of Egypt’s web traffic has been shifted to a 3rd cable, but there isn’t enough bandwidth to go around.

Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (basically, their IT department) has warned that “people who download music and films are going to affect businesses who have more important things to do.”

Hey! Egyptian kids, stop all the downloading.

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