Approximately 15 minutes ago, we noticed a significant slowdown in Internet traffic and the inability to access certain websites. The sites don’t appear to be down because sites that cannot be accessed through Verizon service can be accessed by other providers, and vice versa. We are not sure where the issue is within the North American portion of the Internet, but statistics are indicating significant length of time in getting from point A to point B (latency) and data loss.
According to Internet Traffic Report (which monitors the flow of data around the world), the North America traffic index is dropping fast. At approximately 1:35 pm (ET), it was 84 out of 100 (with 100 being the fastest and most reliable connection) and now at 1:43 pm (ET), it is down to 64.