[UPDATE BELOW] If your internet is acting funky this morning, don't panic: it's just Time Warner Cable undergoing a massive outage! So, you know, typical TWC stuff. Somebody please check on Sir Patrick Stewart, he really took this hard the last time it happened.

Optimum customers may also be experiencing some outages as well. If you're into acts of contrition, the TWC Help Twitter account has been apologizing to everyone very politely.

Update 12:46 p.m.: Yep, outages are still going strong. On the bright side, though, TWC is "investigating." Also, they're #sorry.

Update 2:55 p.m.: Time Warner Cable says that the outages should be fixed now:

Earlier today, some Time Warner Cable Internet customers in the Northeast experienced intermittent issues accessing several popular websites due to technical issues with one of our network backbone providers. Traffic has been re-routed, and our customers should be able to access their favorite websites again. We apologize for the disruption to their service.