The Internet Traffic Report is showing that packet loss – which is (I’m paraphrasing here) data sent over the the internet that fails to reach its intended destination – has sharply increased since early this morning, from a usual loss of yesterday’s 24% to around 36% as of 2pm today, EST. A general rule of thumb is that the higher the packet loss, the slower the internet. Here’s the graph of packet loss over the last 24 hours:
Some major servers in New York City, Mexico, California, and Wisconsin are not responding at all. This is a graph of traffic data from the last 24 hours. As you can see, there’s a dramatic drop in data at around 5:30am this morning.
Here’s some live data, thanks to Internet Traffic Report. More on this story as it develops.