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Aramiska, the troubled satellite broadband network that pulled the plug on its service giving punters just a few hours notice of the shut down, could be back in business.

No sooner had the firm cut off thousands of customers last month leaving them stranded without net access, than its website disappeared from screens.

Late yesterday, though, we received reports that its website had flickered back to life. And sure enough, it had.

What's more, a short notice on the site reads: "Ouranos Networks has taken over Aramiska's activities and will restart the satellite service in the coming days. All former Aramiska customers will be contacted soon."

At the moment, El Reg has no information on who or what is behind Ouranos Networks or whether this notice is genuine. Attempts to contact the firm using the number posted on its website were met with a recorded message.

However, Ouranos is another name for Uranus, which in Greek mythology was the god of the sky.

So, is Ouranus the work of the creative boutique who are linking the god of the sky with a broadband satellite service that is beamed from the heavens? Or some grubby gag about Uranus?

If execs at Ouranos can get in touch, that would be great. After all, we've still yet to hear a peep from Aramiska. ®

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