Mark & Michael...it must have been my area here in NV. For, the Sheriff's department posted a notice in our public library that the phone lines were down, hence the internet. Furthurmore the 15 min. express computer would not access my YAHOO mail. So I spent Saturday reading/researching & Sunday...two hours cleaning my bathroom...long overdue
I have had the issue of ET non-availability intermittently over the last several weeks.
All other sites I have tried have worked without problems.
I connect from Germany with a 6 Mbps downstream / 512 kbps upstream DSL link, and data rates when accessing ET are either high or zero.