This morning I reported Verizon was having service outages nationwide. According to Tom Pica at Verizon, the outage affected parts of the east coast. Indeed, TMC has many team members in Atlanta who had problems with their data service this morning. Moreover the outage only applied to the data network which was out or slow between 4-8 AM today.
Please accept my apology for imparting incorrect info — we had calls out to Verizon for details but did not get an answer in time to make the original story.