Events cause ripples felt far from the source. From AFP:
India’s vital outsourcing industry, which relies heavily on the Internet, was grappling with a major communications disruption Thursday after damage to undersea cables thousands of kilometres away in the Mediterranean.
Internet connections may take up to 15 days to return to normal, businesses said, adding that telecommunications in neighbouring Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were also affected.
The same disruption hit the UAE, though services are being re-routed to compensate. This, sadly, does not explain why I can’t get internet in my apartment.by