If you thought Iranian ISPs were being daring in ignoring the ban on high speed broadband connections, check out the situation over in Lebanon. It turns out that there is only one official company providing broadband in Lebanon, and as you might imagine the prices are pretty high and the service is severely limited. So what's happened? It turns out that a collection of "underground" ISPs have started up, providing illegal broadband. It seems that legitimate broadband providers are upset about this (again, not surprising), though the reasons why are amusing. You see, those underground ISPs are "able to offer Internet access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no dial-up and no cap on downloads." 24 hours a day?!? What are they thinking? In the meantime, anyone think that US ISP Speakeasy should license out their name to one of these underground providers? Somehow it seems fitting...
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