said by depster:
It may be that your local router is being upgraded... in your first post Hop 3 indicated a 'te' interface.
When I just tracerouted to it now, it's showing as a 'xe' interface.
It's a different interface of the same router. OP's being from the edge of the network inbound, yours being from the core of the network outbound.--
Two is one, one is none. If it's important, back it up... Somethimes 99.999% availability isn't even good enough.