Miami Without Internet?

February 1, 2008 by David S. Seltzer

Let’s think for a second what the ramifications would be like if Miami, or the Eastern Sea Board, or the United States was without internet and telephone communication…hmm…sheer and utter chaos? Probably. We have become a society dependent on technology; we will never be able to live without it. So how are we affected by the outages in the Mideast?

As a nation cognizant of its costs, numerous companies outsource work to the Mideast. Therefore, I am certain that this Mideast shut down is having a serious negative effect on companies’ worldwide. The problem may take weeks to fix, but the lost profits might take much longer to recoup. At the end of the day, who is to blame for this incident, and how can we see that it never happens again? What this has shown us is that our technological infrastructure can be breached, be accidentally or intentionally, governments have to aware of areas that can cause serious damage to a nation’s economy. At the end of the day who is to be held accountable?

Third undersea Internet cable cut in Mideast