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Video: Lebanon launches “2020” telecom plan

Last night, hundreds of invited guests were seated in a lavish chandelier hall at the prime minister's offices or Grand Serail to hear about...

Fiber on the way?

Late last year I noticed a couple of technicians from Ogero-- the state agency that runs the country's telecom network-- surveying a street in...

Facebook 1995

Of course there was no Facebook in 1995, but if there was, this is what it might have looked like; i.e. a screenshot from...

Unlimited internet in Lebanon, could it be true?

Source: Social Media ExchangeThe chart above is a supposed leaked copy of the new internet rates passed in parliament last week. Astonishingly, it says...

Jordan’s internet up to 250 times faster than Lebanon

I'm in Jordan this week for the action-packed annual Arab bloggers conference organized by Global Voices Online. Needless to say, I haven't had much...

Technology in the camp

On my recent trip to a Syrian refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley, I was struck by a Wifi router rising above the squalid...

Most Lebanese MPs don’t have email

Only 42 members of parliament have emails, according to the directory of Lebanese Parliament which is distributed to MPs and other special persons. This...

Dumbing down our internet usage

Lebanese telecom companies like Alfa are so excited about their new 100 megabyte package, a pathetically tiny amount of bandwidth. The ads are everywhere...

For the record…

Congratulations! Lebanon recorded the slowest upload speed in the world today:At least according to my speed test.The internet was pretty abomidable last night as...

There is “a problem” with night time internet

There is slow internet and then there is internet so slow you can't even tell how slow it is. In other words, tonight I...

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