When I check status pages, I look at suurounding area.................. might not be local issue for me but, has impact on my connection.
I look at UK net as a motorway.
If there is main road closed then traffic is diverted, which in turn causes a slow down/bottleneck
I don't think you have stated whether you are using WiFi or not.
If you are, have you made sure that your problem is not caused by intermittent interference from other routers near to you?
To see if it is just you, try running:
Hope this helps