One Iranian’s Internet Experience

Social networking services like Facebook and Twitter have played a remarkable role in breaking the Iranian government’s grip on information, both before and after last Friday’s election. But lately, access to the Internet in Iran has slowed to a crawl, demonstrating considerable technical sophistication on the part of Iranian authorities.

One Tehran resident, who asked to only be identified by his first name Behzad, said in a phone interview that his home broadband connection is now useless. Simply loading Google’s (GOOG) home page, he said, takes up to a minute.

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