THE MIDDLE East suffered a bad case of broken internet yesterday after two undersea cables in the Mediterranean were damaged.
Egypt was particularly badly affected according to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
Emergency teams used alternative routes, including satellite connections, to end the disruptions, but the service was still slower than a geriatric ant trying to escape the event horizon of a black hole armed only with a walking stick.
Egyptian techies are reporting that it could take some days to fix the problem.
The problem also harmed connections to the desert Disneyland that is Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Since it is a hub for a lot of Interweb traffic the whole region suffered badly.
According to AP, Saudi Arabia officials, who found they had nothing to censor, claimed that some users said Internet was functioning fine but others said it was slow or totally down.
Bahrain and Qatar also complained of slow Internet.
The fault has been blamed on a submarine cable located between Alexandria, Egypt, and Palermo, Italy. No one knows what happened to it. Other reports state that another cable also suffered damage.
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