How to Foil a Nationwide Internet Shutdown

Posted January 29th, 2011 by atomiccat

the Egyptian government cut internet connections across their country to silence protests, leaving nearly all of its citizens without online access. But they weren't entirely successful. When governments shut down broadband and mobile connections, here's what to do.

Dial-up seems woefully inadequate

brill 4 years 30 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago

I was hoping there'd be more solutions given, but dial-up was the only one. Most websites like facebook are now so graphics-intensive that dial-up would be impractical. At least it'd work for email. Those with landlines would still have to search for & sign up with a dial-up provider. If the government is shutting down the internet, I suspect people will have more pressing concerns than trying to find a dial-up provider.

One problem with this

phonon 4 years 30 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago

I don't know what it's like in Egypt, but here in the US fewer and fewer people have a landline. I know I don't. I wouldn't be able to use dialup. I'd have to find a neighbor that did. I don't know anyone with one, now that I think of it.

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