In a bad omen for residents across Lebanon, at least 10 cities and towns experienced internet cuts because of pressure on Ogero‘s generators on Thursday.
“The great pressure on Ogero‘s electric power generators, due to the unprecedented rise in electrical rationing hours, has led to the failure of a number of these generators,” announced Ogero Telecom.
Ogero customers in Kfar Hatta, Kefraya, Dahr Lassin, Aannaya, Lehfed, Zefta, Nmairiyeh, Damour, Mechref, and Khaldeh experienced cuts in the internet and phone lines.
Earlier this week, the Head of Ogero Imad Kreidieh warned about the imminent failure of its services if the electricity crisis persists.
However, soon after the internet cuts on Thursday, Kreidieh met with Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh who “made all possible efforts and worked seriously to secure the needs of [Ogero] to enable it to continue providing its services to subscribers,” Kreidieh tweeted.
If things don’t turn around for Ogero, it might want to start rethinking its slogan, Connecting the Nation, to something more fitting for Lebanon in these times.