Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb shows slides of satellite equipment being used to provide illegal internet connections around Lebanon, at a press conference Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (The Daily Star/ Hasan Shaaban)
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Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb vowed Wednesday to hunt down illegal internet providers, saying they were linked to Israel and thus posed a danger to Lebanon's national security.During the news conference, Harb displayed pictures of the large communication devices and towers used in unauthorized internet networks, which he said were installed in several mountainous and isolated areas across Lebanon.Government departments were using the services of illegal internet providers as well, Harb added.Harb dismissed accusations by reporters at the news conference that the high cost of official internet service created a market for illegal internet providers in the country.
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