I have talked to our engineers again and they said that the slowdown does not appear to be because of increased traffic, but a problem with UUNET which is one of our Internet Backbones. They are putting a case ticket in with UUNET to have this looked at. I will let you know when I hear anymore details.
How long does it take to fix a backbone?
I have been getting super slow speeds for the last week. I guess this is why.
Well, at least they are doing something about it unlike other companies *cough @Home cough*