Internet service has been severed in violence-torn Libya for the second time in two weeks, US online traffic monitoring firms say. Arbor Networks says all Internet traffic in and out of Libya “abruptly ceased” between 1630 GMT and 1700 UTC on Thursday. The outage “follows several weeks of periodic Internet outages and reduced traffic volumes likely related to the ongoing social and political events in the country,” the company says. Another Web traffic monitoring firm, Renesys, says that Libya Internet service went down shortly after 1635 UTC on Thursday.
Andy Sennitt adds: This was noted here in the Netherlands by RNW’s Ehard Goddijn, who had been monitoring Libyan state TV online until it was suddenly cut off. This morning the website of state broadcaster LJBC is operating, but there is no streaming. In fact, the ljbc.net domain is registered in Canada and the site is hosted in California according to multiple sources.