Southeast Asia Hit by Another Broken Undersea Internet Cable. Have you seen the TV commercial in which the up escalator is slowed to a snail's pace, which the down escalator is normal speed? I get frustrated just watching the commercial. I root for the up escalator to speed up. Well, in Southeast Asia, the unthinkable just happened. A main Internet trunk line broke, and now Internet users are unable to transact business. Do you have a backup system in place that isn't Internet access dependent? What will you do if the Internet goes down?