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[liberationtech] Reports of slowdown in Iran

Collin Anderson collin at averysmallbird.com
Mon Jan 2 13:00:38 PST 2012


Iranian authorities have been promising a national Internet for six year
now, there are well-defined infrastructural issues that prevent them from
doing so. These articles are generally just hashing up past comments and
tangential issues without much new information. However, there are two
components to watch for in the event of increasing rhetoric for the
Ministries of Economic Affairs and ICT:

1.) Increasing pressure for .ir and Iranian-focused sites to move into the
country
2.) Throttling the bandwidth on external connections, especially non-HTTP.

The second began about a month ago, and probably accounts for much of the
perceived slowdown. I am not aware of the speed issues applying to
non-circumvention connections.

Cordially,
Collin

On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Jillian C. York <jilliancyork at gmail.com>wrote:

> This is the most detailed piece I've seen, but I'm still looking to get
> confirmation from contacts in-country:
>
>
> http://www.oyetimes.com/news/107-middle-east/16723-launch-of-national-internet-reason-for-recent-drop-in-speed-report
>
> On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Luke Allnutt <AllnuttL at rferl.org> wrote:
>
>>  Has anyone seen any similar reports to this from Payvand about a
>> reported Internet slowdown in Iran?
>>
>> http://www.payvand.com/news/12/jan/1008.html
>>
>> If so, any evidence to suggest that it might be connected with "testing
>> of new filtering software"? Any info, on or off list, would be highly
>> appreciated, as ever.
>>
>> Best Wishes,
>>
>> Luke
>>
>>
>>
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*Collin David Anderson*
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