So far I've done the following:
Verified my internet connection
Rebooted the desktop
Verified port forwarding in my router
Power cycled the router and modem
Rebooted the desktop (again)
Re-verified local IP address and port forwarding.
Along each step of the way I've attempted to launch and opened task manager to see that there isn't any network traffic moving. Did the US West update servers take the night off?