The Excessive Bandwidth Issue has been resolved.
This problem first appeared after the rolling restarts of August 8th and was reported in great detail to the jira the next day.
Considering that many people with metered or limited bandwidth internet connections were unable to access SL without running up overages with their isp, over one month was too long!!
If you have been waiting this out, Welcome Back, we missed you!
May you live in interesting times.