Rambaldi: Normally my connection is crap between 4 to 11ish, but today at 5:45 its still pretty reasonable, 250-350 kb/sec compared to 5-20 kb/sec during peak. Get 1500+ kb/sec offpeak of course, but dont expect those speeds during peak.
Was a bit like this yesterday. A little worse but definitely workable past 4/5, which is an expected amount of congestion, but around 7:30/8pm it completely tanked back down to what Snackos seems to be getting now - unusable speeds/latency.
Tracerts for me are fluctuating wildly right now - anything from 30ms to 120ms on the 22.214.171.124 hop.