U.S. military blocks websites to help Japan recovery efforts
March 16, 2011
The U.S. military has blocked access to a number of popular commercial sites to receive bandwidth for use in recovery efforts of the Japanese version, according to the e-mail from CNN and confirmed by a spokesman for U.S. Strategic Command. Was selected not because of content but because their users demand from military computers, a significant bandwidth to Strategic Command spokesman Rodney Ellison – The sites – including YouTube, ESPN, Amazon, eBay and MTV. The block launched Monday, designed “to ensure that the bandwidth available in Japan for military operations” as a contribution to the U.S. after last week’s deadly earthquake and tsunami, says Ellison.