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Re: Ship seized for cutting Sri Lanka's internet link
*only* internet connection? if yes, here we see once again the "benefits" of having a monopoly in the telecom industry. and a bad one it seems... even if the incumbent is the only way out of the island, it would seem wise (not cost-driven) to have a second cable at least connecting the island to the world... ;-) On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Sean Donelan wrote: > > Sri Lanka's high court has ordered the seizure of an Indian cargo vessel > which allegedly cut a submarine cable connecting the island's > telecommunications subscribers with the rest of the world. > > The court ordered that the vessel, State of Nagaland, be held at the > Colombo port where it berthed on Sunday after accidentally severing the > cable known as the SEA-ME-WE-III with its anchor.