U.S. military blocks popular websites for Japan recovery
March 15th, 2011
06:21 PM ET
4 years ago

U.S. military blocks popular websites for Japan recovery

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The U.S. military has blocked access to a range of popular commercial websites in order to free up bandwidth for use in Japan recovery efforts, according to an e-mail obtained by CNN and confirmed by a spokesman for U.S. Strategic Command.

The sites - including YouTube, ESPN, Amazon, eBay and MTV - were chosen not because of the content but because of their popularity among users of military computers account for significant bandwidth, according to Strategic Command spokesman Rodney Ellison.

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