OT: What is going on at Ameritech/SBC?!

In the referenced message, Los, Ralph said:


  From the home-office DSL question pool:

  What is going on with the Illinois & Ohio markets?! I have internet
access, sort of. I can traceroute to some places, but more often
than not, no. I can't get to any web pages, or anything...select
sites (www.usps.com for example) works....but it's rare to find
another working site.

  Can someone from SBC or an Engineer answer this?

My technical analysis has determined:
pizeo-electric interference

cf also,

You probably will find it easier to get outage information specific
to you by calling SBC's customer care.