Why Is Internet Slow In Zambia

Why Is Internet Slow In Zambia
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Today in Zambia internet and browsing has been very slow with reports of pictures failing to load on Facebook and Twitter virtually inaccessible as the page just keeps loading.

But it was not the only report that Facebook down but also sites like Zambian Immigration, AskZambia Online, and Reddit was slow at loading pages.

Whats going on?

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Pictures reportedly not loading on Facebook in Zambia

Cloudflare Major Global Service Went Down

Problems with slow browsing in Zambia may point out to Cloudflare. Yesterday at approximately 13:42 UTC Cloudflare experienced a global service disruption that affected most Cloudflare traffic for 27 minutes.

Cloudflare is a content delivery network services, DDoS mitigation, Internet security, and distributed domain name server services.

When you visit a site and you see it’s very fast its content may be delivered from the nearest server. Most content in Zambia is served from a CDN deployed in South Africa.

Cloudflare service sits between the internet visitor and the Cloudflare user’s hosting provider e.g lensesview.com

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