There is a massive outage in California that has been completely underreported.
Thousands of customers using T1 lines through XO and other carriers have had a complete outage since Sunday the 19th.
What all these T1 lines have in common is that they all run through AT&T / Verizon. Even though you think Covad is your carrier, the local exchange carrier is Verizion / AT&T and they are responsible for the outage.
They continue to blame the 'dangerous weather conditions' in the area for the lack of repair, even though it's been mostly sunny in southern california since last Tuesday.
Lots of ass covering going on with this one.