Interoute, the internet networks company, reports that three of the four internet sub-cables that run from Asia to North America have been damaged.
The cables carry more than 75 percent of traffic between the Middle East, Europe and America.
The AP is reporting mass outages in Egypt as of an hour ago.
Major sub-sea cables break once a year. So companies have developed a fall-back plan. If one sub-sea cable is out, traffic is re-routed onto a second cable. In theory, a dual break, where both cables go out at once, is incredibly rare. Prior to January this year, it had not happened before.