In a nation where a constant connection to the Internet is nearly expected, it's hard to imagine what it would be like if the government could truly "flip the switch" and cut us off.
Seeing this may signal a major strike against "rebels" as certianly was seen in Egypt two years ago.
Major CDN (content distribution network) Akamai confirms that no traffic at all from Syria has accessed their services since early this morning. Akamai hosts content for many popular services, such as the iTunes store. (engt.co/SsWgUJ)
If freedom fighters or rebels know this is being done, it will simply embolden them, making them search for a back channel to get their message out to the world. search twitter for #syria to keep updated