Congratulations to all Iranians especially those who’re living in Iran! We’re now rated 168th of 168 countries that are using the internet in internet connection speed!
According to NETINDEX, Iran has the slowest internet connection speed in the world:
Note: If you want to get the latest report, you can check it from here: http://www.netindex.com/download/allcountries/
What the hell is going on here?
I’m one of those who’re following some famous news websites in Iran to get the latest news about the country. According to them, Iran’s Communications Infrastructure Company’s manager promised Iranian people to upgrade the internet speed to 100X better than current speed in the future. Is it true?
Let’s imagine it’s true. In fact, the definition of internet that they (Government) are talking about is completely different from the definition that we’re talking about. Because this is a very important concept, let’s take a look at the definition of the internet from Wikipedia:
The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support electronic mail.
I’m going to point the word “Global”. This word means that all people around the world are connected together. It means that people all around the world, can share data with each other.
Unfortunately, the definition of the internet is something different from their view:
The internet consists of some websites and web applications that are hosted in Iran. You will be monitored during your internet usage and most of external websites will be blocked.
Very disappointing 🙁
In my opinion, the government has to do something serious about this. People in Iran can’t even see a YouTube video! Most of interesting and popular websites are blocked! I really can’t understand what’s wrong with them 🙁
Last but not least, I’m going to name some of the websites that are blocked and I’m sure you’ll be shocked if you take a look at:
Facebook, Twitter, FriendFeed, Google Reader, Google Videos, YouTube, Flickr, Yahoo Answers, gizmodo, lifehacker, CNN, Apple’s AppStore, Netlog.
I’m sure the list above, is only 0.000001% of websites that are blocked in here.
I really hope that everything get back to normal and I’m looking forward to see that day.