Are enough servers located in the US that our Internet service, while certainly diminished, wouldn't be all that different?
Is there something about the design of the Internet that cutting all those connections would damage the ones internal to the United States?
For example, my connection to news.ycombinator.com takes this path:
Salt Lake City
My connection to en.wikipedia.org takes the same first three hops and seems to end in a data center in Dallas.
“Given the duration and strength of this storm, you have to worry about the cables getting disrupted,” said an executive with a data center company who did not want to be named. He said problems with the cables is “ the kind of thing companies will keep close to the vest. If either AC-1 or AC-2 were to go out there would be major, major issues.”
edit: citation added.