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After the earthquake in Nepal Internet becomes a lifeline

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Kathmandu : After the devastating earthquake in Nepal which felt in Delhi-NCR and many other parts of the country, the Internet is playing a very important role in communication between people, as phone links were choked by the large number of people trying to connect with their friends, relatives and familiar who lives in Nepal.

 Internet service was disrupted after the earthquake hit near the capital city of Kathmandu on Saturday and cloud services provider Akamai said its traffic to the country saw a steep decline just after 6:00 UTC.

Nepal Telecom survived the earthquake while smaller Internet service providers experienced outages, Internet performance monitoring company Dyn said. It had earlier reported that the earthquake had rattled the Internet in the country.

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The company's Director of Internet Analysis Doug Madory did not rule out last-mile connectivity issues in Nepal that could prevent residents of Kathmandu from accessing service.

"We can see that Nepal Telecom has maintained its connection to the global Internet," he wrote in an email. "Having said that, the destruction from the earthquake will likely have had impact on 'last mile' connectivity that is more difficult for us to observe."

The Nepal government's web portal could not be immediately accessed, though some other government websites including those of the ministries of finance and home affairs were available.




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