Egypt returned to the Internet
about 09:30 GMT today (2 February 2011).
This sudden return after being as suddenly disconnected
one week ago (27 January 2011)
is obviously not due to ordinary causes such as congestion,
cable cut, or router failure.
This political disconnection of an entire country does not seem
to have helped the regime responsible for it; quite the opposite.
On 27 January 2011 the Egyptian government cut off cell phone and
Internet access to the outside world.
Here’s what routing looked like to six destinations inside Egypt
as that happened.
PerilWatch has further detail.