Lumen becomes second major internet provider to end ties with Russia
Lumen, a leading internet provider in Russia, is cutting its ties in the country, the company announced Tuesday.
Why it matters: The ending of another internet provider's service there is likely to further isolate Russia from the rest of the digital world.
- Cogent Communications last week said it was severing its service in the country.
What they're saying: “We decided to disconnect the network due to increased security risk inside Russia," the company said in a statement.
- "We have not yet experienced network disruptions, but given the increasingly uncertain environment and the heightened risk of state action, we took this move to ensure the security of our and our customers’ networks, as well as the ongoing integrity of the global Internet.”
Between the lines: “The business services we provide are extremely small and very limited as is our physical presence," the company said.
- The Washington Post described Lumen as "one of Russia’s top sources of data from international sources."