Yup you trace along alter.net
its a Verizon owned backbone and right now it's down.
My guess is anyone unfortunate enough to trace along that gw-customer.alter.net backbone is having connection issues.
Ohh okay! Finally something makes sense. So it's not related to my ISP, but this Verizon backbone. I wonder if they are aware of the issue, or can/will fix it? Do you have any knowledge about that stuff? Thanks for at least clarifying that issue for me. Sigh of relief at least.. Haha