How to Communicate if Your Government Shuts Down the Internet

January 29th, 2011 § 0 comments

With Egypt shutting down the internet to control the recent protests and talk of an internet “kill switch” in the US, it might be a good idea to take a look at this Wired How-to Wiki article.

Scenario: Your government is displeased with the communication going on in your location and pulls the plug on your internet access, most likely by telling the major ISPs to turn off service.

This is what happened in Egypt January 25 prompted by citizen protests, with sources estimating that the Egyptian government has cut off approximately 88 percent of the country’s internet access. What do you do without Internet? Step 1: Stop crying in the corner. Then start taking steps to reconnect with your network. Here’s a list of things you can do to keep the communication flowing.

Communicate if Your Government Shuts Off Your Internet

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