Verizon users see third December data downtime: are you connected?

We've seen several downtimes this month in just about the least opportune time for Verizon of the entire year, this most recent downtime (today) being just between Christmas and the New Year, without a doubt a time when masses of everyday citizens are on holiday break and would rather be browsing the web than doing their post-Yule cleanup. Users from everywhere, from San Francisco to New York City, are experiencing downtimes in data and are pointedly noting 4G LTE to be the pressure point for this outage. Verizon has confirmed this status and tells us to remain warm.

There's not just one whole heck of a lot to comment on here outside the fact that this outage includes 4G LTE connectivity and shouldn't be affecting your phone calls or your 3G data. Verizon noted the same in a statement being sent out to several networks (including us) which says just the basics. Meanwhile the Galaxy Nexus hoards out there fume as the feature phone device users across the nation remain oblivious:

"We are investigating reports of some customers experiencing trouble accessing the 4GLTE network. The network itself continues to operate and all customers continue to be able to make calls, send text messages and utilize data services. 3G devices are operating normally." – Verizon

So we must wait, and your humble narrator stays connected up at the top of Minnesota with an ethernet cord like all those in the wilderness must be. When returning to the twin cities later this week though, Verizon, you'd better be up! Everyone in an LTE-laden area right now: how's your connection?