Syria's Internet went completely dark yet again Wednesday morning.
It's the second time in just over a week this has happened, and at least the fifth time since 2011. This time, it lasted eight and a half hours.
"Syrian Internet down again since [3:00 A.M. EST] (10:00 Damascus time), Wednesday, 15 May 2013," reported Internet tracking firm Renesys. Eight hours and 25 minutes later, the firm reported that service was restored.
The state-sponsored Syrian Arab News Agency has confirmed the blackout, and quoted a Syrian Telecommunication Company official as saying "Repair and maintenance technical workshops of the Company are working to fix the breakdown."