I'm also more or less in the North/West, Northern Utah....... Cannot connect to either server, and the WOT websites open really slow, or get page cannot be displayed.
For example, just to make this post it took a couple of hours over and over to login again.
I have the same issue you have, just random.... Also, called my ISP and they said it's an issue with whatever "Backbone" WOT is using for our area, it's likely "bottlenecking".
Thus, it IS a WOT issue they need to fix.
BTW, just a comment to those in the other thread who "questioned" you.... I'm a IT expert, 41 years old, and know for a fact it's not "my" internet.
Edited by leeuniverse, Oct 30 2013 - 08:23.