Update: No Internet Outage tomorrow. Read more [Here].
Lebanon might be facing yet another internet crisis next week as we might be cut off the Consortium IMEWE cable after having failed to pay our dues. As always, the political bickering between the Telecom Ministry and Ogero is the reason for this problem, as every side is blaming the other.
Al-Akhbar reported that Ogero chief Abdel Menhem Youssef waited until yesterday to inform the Telecom Ministry of the warning sent by Consortium, while MTV stated that Ogero had warned the Telecom Ministry back in May. However Al-Akhbar did mention that Ogero was no longer responsible for that cable since 2012.
To sum it up, if we fail to pay 1.85 million dollars by next week, we might lose 60% of our Internet capacity. Let’s hope it’s just an over-exaggerated and politicized matter that will be resolved swiftly by the Telecom Ministry. I will try to ask Minister Sehnaoui today and see what he has to say about that.
hell yaaaa, finally the internet is going to join the electricity and water dilemma.
dilemma? please! it’s a privilege. We’re forced to leave our homes to access the basics. It forces us to breathe in fresh fumes!
they can take away our water and electricity, but if they cut our internet, thats a huge motive to revolt against the scumbags
Wow… They will never cease to impress us. In their defense, we won’t feel much of a difference. Anyway, who cares about internet?
I used to love my country, but at this point, I don’t know what there’s to like in it anymore… Yes, I am another one of those whining bitches that ask what the country can do for them instead of what they can do for the country. But really, we’ve reached a point where there’s no need in trying to achieve anything anymore.
i feel the same, it’s a country that doesn’t want to be helped, which is why i’m leaving at last.
Kel el 3alam Btetawar Ella Ne7na Mnerja3 La Wara !!! 7ase 7ale Bel Dark Ages !!
Eno Kahraba Sakatna W May Kamen Ekleena Bel Sermeye W Sekteen Bas Hala2 Internet?
Thx God fee Gherbeh !!!!!!
Thank You Gherbeh Thank You
@Jim, you can’t top the Beiruti gust of CO2. Especially when you walk, your feet become pitch black returning home
lol @ those leaving leb because of no internet. So that is what it takes to break the camel’s back.
Can’t wait to see if users will turn to burning tires and blocking the road.
We practically are indebted in all the sectors,wooow,great achievement !!!