Internet lines to eastern Ethiopia are down

Woyanne telecom minister and TPLF politburo member DebreTsion GebreMichael was shocked to learn today that an unknown group has cut off the fiber optics Internet lines that connect the ruling junta to its military and government agencies in eastern Ethiopia up to Jijiga.

The regime is now using satellite service for Internet connection in eastern Ethiopia, which has a limited capacity.

Broadband Internet connection through the fiber optics lines are available only to the Woyanne regime and businesses that are affiliated with the ruling junta. Broadband service is not available to average citizens.

Last Friday, Tinsae Ethiopia Patriots Union cut off power lines in Western Ethiopia causing power and telephone outage in several towns for four days.

Only 13 percent of Ethiopians have access to electricity, according to the World Bank.

FORUM | AMHARIC