This Area In Lebanon Is Now Under Internet Blackout

This Area In Lebanon Is Now Under Internet Blackout
MTV Lebanon

An area in Beirut has lost internet connectivity after a technical failure affected its Ogero center, the telecommunications company announced on Wednesday.

“Our services within the range of the Ras Al-Nabeh center have been temporarily suspended until we are resupplied with diesel fuel,” Ogero said in a statement.

“We apologize for this circumstance that is beyond our control.”

Though the service remains available for the majority of customers in Lebanon, Ogero‘s sporadic internet blackouts have been ongoing for weeks.

The company has repeatedly cited the shortage of diesel fuel, which is being monopolized and sold at exaggerated prices on the black market, as the cause for these temporary failures.

Last month, Ogero Director-General Imad Kreidieh said that he would request security details for diesel fuel trucks that deliver the vital substance to Ogero centers across the country.

This was after protesters in the city of Choueifat stopped an Ogero tank truck and took over its load.

According to Kreidieh, Ogero needs a daily supply of between 75 tonnes and 100 tonnes of diesel fuel.

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