February 20, 2021•134 words
The "Iran in Silence" website is an online toolbox in Farsi on how to deal with government shutdowns of the internet. It has a downloadable version with tools to help in the event of an internet shutdown.
Like all information on dealing with internet shutdowns, it only really works if you prepare in advance. There are a number of links to apps and tools that create local networks, or using tools that leverage other communications streams such as satellite.
It includes a section on what a blackout actually is with articles on topics like mesh networks and the possible risks of using Bluetooth, how to get the most out of peer-to-peer communication tools, and a "Blackout Toolbox" that also has a downloadable static html page you can keep in case you can't get online.