Internet blackout in Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands have faced the Internet blackout since December 28 when the undersea fibre cable malfunctioned. The reduction of bandwidth has decreased by 97 %. The National Telecommunications Authority limited the access to email and important services like airports, emergency etc. Individuals, businesses, and local authorities experience various difficulties with their systems and services, reports The Marshall Islands Journal. The Internet and phone communication was switched to the satellite link that provides 50 Mb/s only. The officials expect the cable should be repaired by January 18.