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Re: Zimbabwe satellite service shutdown for non-payment

  • From: Gadi Evron
  • Date: Tue Sep 19 01:03:23 2006

On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, Sean Donelan wrote:
> Intelsat has shutdown the primary satellite link for Zimbabwe's state 
> communications company for non-payment, which has affected most of the 
> ISPs in the country.

I can't really blame them. I doubt the Internet is considered critical
infrastructure over there yet, and I doubt Intelsat would care... but this
is interesting in the sense that even if you can't fault intelsat in any
way... Intelsat, Inmarsat, etc. run quite a bit, and if it's a
"country" that gets disconnected, that is a problem even if it's not
"their" problem.