The loss of power led to a drop in internet connectivity. According to Kentik’s aggregated netflow data, the outage knocked out roughly two thirds of the inbound internet traffic to Jordan.
After approximately three hours, electricity and internet connectivity were largely restored in Jordan.
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Doug Madory is the Director of Internet Analysis for Kentik where he works on Internet infrastructure analysis. The Washington Post dubbed him “The Man who can see the Internet” for his reputation in identifying significant developments in the global layout of the Internet. Doug is regularly quoted by major news outlets about developments ranging from national blackouts to BGP hijacks to the activation of submarine cables. Prior to Kentik, he was the lead analyst for Oracle’s Internet Intelligence team (formerly Dyn Research and Renesys).