What is the date of entry of Internet service in Egypt?

Here’s some information about internet service in Egypt: Penetration: Egypt’s internet penetration rate has grown significantly over the years. It was less than 1% in 2000, reached 54.6% in 2014, and as of 2022, it stands at 71.9%1. The government has invested in the information and communications technology sector to expand access to technology, including initiatives to provide personal computers and discounted ADSL subscriptions2. Broadband Access: Broadband internet access was introduced commercially in Egypt in 2000 through asymmetric digital subscriber lines (ADSL). Telecom Egypt (WE), a state-owned company, plays a crucial role in providing fixed-line services and broadband access1. VDSL (Very High Bit Rate Digital Subscriber Line) is widely available, and almost a million Egyptian households have broadband access due to shared VDSL lines2. Internet cafes are also popular for getting online2. Recent Developments: On December 6, 2023, Telecom Egypt announced that internet service had been fully restored nationwide after a disruption caused by a technical malfunction in one of the main networks. All users, regardless of the impact, will receive an additional 10GB on their internet bundles as compensation3. In 2008, Egypt faced an internet outage due to the breakage of two marine cables (FLAG and SMW4) connecting the country to the worldwide internet. Social media has undergone significant evolution over the past decade. Let’s explore some key changes: Early Days: Around 2004, MySpace became the first social media site to reach a million monthly active users, marking the beginning of social media as we know it. Platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Reddit emerged and have been around for over a decade. Rapid Changes: TikTok, launched in September 2016, quickly gained half a billion users by mid-2018. Once-dominant platforms like Hi5, MySpace, and Friendster faded away, losing market share to newer players. Platform Shifts: Surviving platforms adapted significantly. For instance, Twitter now allows video and image uploads, with over 50% of content including visuals. Facebook dominated for a decade, but other platforms like YouTube, Instagram, WeChat, Tumblr, and TikTok also boast over half a billion users. Impact on Society: Social media has changed how we find partners, access news, and organize for political change. In 2019, Facebook alone had 2.3 billion users, reaching more than two-thirds of all Internet users worldwide

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