Don't want to send the wrong message regarding a company's services that I use - but on friday - a tier-1 backbone provider on the east coast, by a name composed of three letters, sounding a lot like: eye - dee - tee - randomly had it's DNS servers and various pop3 mail servers lie down for a nap.
Earlier today, many of those pop3's were unavailable. Could be related, but perhaps not. Just what I know. As a result though, my providence connection was hampered by more than a few sites. :)