Just received this note from Gary Lambert:
Please pass along…
Today at about we had to do an emergency repair on the internet. Some have been complaining about the internet going up and down at their sites for seemingly no reason. Dish has been working on this, and has determined that it is probably a part that is failing. They asked for and I gave them permission to shut the system down for approximately 30 minutes this afternoon to correct the problem. If we let it get worse, many people might have difficulty over the weekend (or worse, it could go hard down), so I figured it was best to do it now and prevent a weekend full of issues.
I apologize for the lack of warning on this, but hopefully it is worth it.
*My comment: Yes. An ounce of prevention is better than a whole weekend without internet. Thank you, Gary!