I've outlined the issues here as to save space as well as to save time having to retype this for my audience:
As mentioned the issue appears to be, at least for the time being, related to the ATT backbone since that's where the data seems to mysteriously disappear. Numerous ping and speed tests have shown that during these lag spikes it isn't my download but rather my upload speed that is nearly nonexistent. What is normally a 22 upload becomes a 1.xx upload. So far there are no known causes or solutions but thousands of customers are experiencing this.
What I'd would like to know is if any non east coast players and/or live directors have been experiencing these issues for the past 1-3 months. Any help, ideas, possible solutions, etc. would be greatly appreciated. I'm sure we would all like to get back to playing the game the way it was meant to be played and that is without having it freeze up like a slideshow for 10 seconds before fast forwarding.