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#1 January 13

Kareem
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Internet blackout in Lebanon?

The Chairman of Ogero Dr. Imad Kreidieh revealed that Lebanon might be facing an internet shutdown by the end of March 2020 unless the Ministry of Telecom manages to secures $4 million in foreign currency (dollars). The Chairman shared the news during a report on AlJadeed, and later confirmed the news on Twitter.

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LBC said that Krediyeh denied it but it looks like this country is really falling apart.

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#2 January 13

Aly
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

Here's the report if anyone wants to watch it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDniMpnIGsI

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#3 January 13

potato
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

Its ok i dont see any problem here. We are number one in defending lebanon. Who cares about internet who cares about economy who cares about the situation of our people. Hek i see we are doing great. We have weapons that can achieve ViCtOrY to our CoUnTrY.

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#4 January 13

rolf
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

$4 million yearly costs for the internet.
That's $333000 / month.
Considering that internet penetration Lebanon is 75%; let's divide this number by 4.5 million users.
What this means is:
If every internet user in Lebanon pays 6 cents per month it is enough for covering all the costs.

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#5 January 13

Kareem
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

rolf wrote:

$4 million yearly costs for the internet.
That's $333000 / month.
Considering that internet penetration Lebanon is 75%; let's divide this number by 4.5 million users.
What this means is:
If every internet user in Lebanon pays 6 cents per month it is enough for covering all the costs.

Maybe 4 Millions monthly not yearly or I'm wrong ? 333,000 USD is very very cheap.

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#6 January 13

itguyleb
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

Kareem wrote:
rolf wrote:

$4 million yearly costs for the internet.
That's $333000 / month.
Considering that internet penetration Lebanon is 75%; let's divide this number by 4.5 million users.
What this means is:
If every internet user in Lebanon pays 6 cents per month it is enough for covering all the costs.

Maybe 4 Millions monthly not yearly or I'm wrong ? 333,000 USD is very very cheap.

I think it is per year as i heard somewhere .
This shows how much internet prices could be reduced, for example by at the very least 50% the government and isps can keep making big profits . But they wanna steal the people :(

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#7 January 13

nuclearcat
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

Kreidieh in ICT group said no need to panic, they are solving this issue.
Also i think it is one of payments, probably there is many of them (each backbone, IMEWE rent, other cables rent).

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#8 January 14

dio
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

Any regular updates on this matter would be highly appreciated.

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#9 January 15

nefe_lpmk
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

The subscription cost of Lebanon is 2 million $ per year.
+ 2 millions of operation and maintenance.

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#10 January 15

Kareem
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

nefe_lpmk wrote:

The subscription cost of Lebanon is 2 million $ per year.
+ 2 millions of operation and maintenance.

Source please ?

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#11 January 15

rolf
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

It's a claim in the linked video. Like nuclearcat said, likely not the total costs.

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#12 January 15

DNA
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

why do you think it is not possible of only 4M $ the internet is cheap very cheap from international ISPs. this number is the total cost of renting and bandwidth / year

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#13 January 15

dp0001
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Re: Internet blackout in Lebanon?

country-wide blackout or citizen-wide blackout? ;)

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