CNET reports Egyptian authorities have restored Internet access after a five-day blackout. Internet access was restored after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak pledged not to seek re-election after 30 years at the head of the state.
Egyptian authorities have restored Internet service to the country after anti-government protests last week led to a five-day Net blackout.
"Egyptian Internet providers returned to the Internet at 09:29:31 UTC (11:29 a.m. Cairo time)," said a blog post by Net monitoring firm Renesys today.
Indeed, a variety of Egyptian Web sites, including the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, the Central Bank of Egypt, and the Egyptian Stock Exchange are available. And Twitter activity relating to Egypt is surging.
"The Internet is back in Egypt! FINALLY!" tweeted Cairo-based human rights activist Dalia Ziada today. "I have more than 500 e-mails in my inbox! Oh my God!" she added.