RCN's DNS servers are down. This means that nobody's using RCN's network right now, even though everything else works perfectly fine.
I have DNS servers at work. They like me. I run them.
This means that, after telling my computer to run DNS queries through the boxes at work, I'm pretty much the only one surfing on RCN's network.
If I still played first person shooters, I'd be able to get SICK ping times right now.