Los Angeles – Amid street protests against President Hosni
Mubarak, the government of Egypt has effectively shut off Internet access to
the country’s more than 80 million residents, according to reports.
network operator Vodafone also reports that "all mobile operators in Egypt
have been instructed to suspend services in selected areas."
The sole ISP
still apparently online in the country is Noor Group, which hosts foreign
companies such as Coca-Cola, Hyatt, Fedex and ExxonMobil, CNET noted.
concerned about violence in Egypt – government must respect the rights of the
Egyptian people & turn on social networking and internet," White House
press secretary Robert Gibbs wrote in a Twitter posting.