Lebanon internet users evade state monopoly

Internet users in Lebanon often bypass the state-owned monopoly and get connected illegally. Outlawed service providers say they offer faster and cheaper web surfing. And they have grown in popularity despite arrests and government crackdown.

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    Internet users in Lebanon often bypass the state-owned monopoly and get connected illegally. Outlawed service providers say they offer faster and cheaper web surfing. And they have grown in popularity despite arrests and government crackdown.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Beirut.


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