Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Hong Kong: Earthquake affects on-line life

That earthquake off the southeastern coast of Taiwan last night damaged the at least six transnational (or more) sea-bed internet pipes to North America.

Since much of the data traffic to and from a little island in the South China Sea is routed via Hong Kong and North America -- yes, even traffic to UK and Europe -- accessing much of the on-line world is very slow or and most is plain inaccessible.

Email seems to be OK. But life on-line is currently severely curtailed. See you later!

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