US routers are having problems

Just headed over to Textdrive to start playing around with SQL, and I couldn’t connect. Argh. Bit annoyed at first, as much of the reason for moving to them was their connectivity! Unlike most other hosts, however, both their forum and blog have full explanations for the downtime:

Update: it seems like something happened during an update somewhere near Chicago and it took a hard whack at Level3 and Verio. Even though right here, our network is Level3/AT&T/Sprint/UUNet, just about everything leaves Southern California via Level3 (they