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Dec 22 2008   5:43AM GMT

3 Major Cables cut in the Mediterannean

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So 3 major cables were cut in the Mediterannean causing massive slowdowns and service disruptions to the Internet in certain areas of the globe. This is very similar to the cuts in February. The question is, was this intentional?

I think since there is no way to adequately protect these cables, they are at the absolute mercy of anyone who would want to sabotage them. The question is why? I guess I could think of all sorts of conspiracy theories but I’m really not that kind of guy. Instead if it was intentional, I’d just like to say to the people who did it – get a life!

If it was accidental, then we need to look at strengthening the cables in some way so they are not accidentally cut in the future. On the other hand, that would be a huge job to secure that much cable considering how far this stuff runs from point A to point B and could end up being prohibitively expensive.

-RP

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