said by TwistedTree:
If people in 3 different states all lose connection and re-establish connection at the exact same times almost to the second, that's not a local problem. I was actually on my cell with a friend in Tempe AZ, and we where both saying "it's up, It's down again" in sync on the phone. We both had pings running to different sites, and we both where going offline to the second. A third friend in NY logged his down time and it matched ours. Care to explain that?
I'm sure if AAA would release the statistics we'd frequently see that several people in the U.S. get flat tires at the same time and call for service, that doesn't make them related, even if it happens every day.
Post some modem levels, logs, trace routes, and pings showing your disconnects. I'd really like to see where your connection fails. I'd also like to see the common network path between RI, NY, and AZ.
Right now you have no evidence we can look at and wild clams that make little sense.--
If it's important, back it up... twice. Even 99.999% availability isn't enough sometimes.