Around 8:00 this morning, the Information Technology department was informed of a failure in the regional network. Our Internet Service Provider (ISP) explained that an equipment failure occurred in the AT&T's San Francisco hub. The failure caused our systems to fall back on the much slower contingency circuit. Although we do not have an ETA on the repair, these issues are often taken care of very quickly. We should be back at full speed in the next few hours.
Thanks for your patience.
UPDATE: As of 9:00 AM our primary Internet circuit is back online. AT&T have completed the repair.