Picture from Renesys.com

Prior to the recent activation of Internet service to Lebanon via the IMEWE submarine cable, Internet service in Lebanon was labeled the “world’s slowest” due to its dependence on a combination of antiquated submarine cables built in the mid-1990’s and high-latency satellite service. However, as high-speed Internet service via IMEWE expanded in recent months, today’s outage reveals Lebanon’s new dependence on this lone modern connection to the outside world.

Renesys.com blogger Doug Madory wrote a nice article explaining what happened yesterday in Lebanon and illustrating the problem using graphs. Check it out [Lebanon Loses Lone Link].

Via @ontornet