Amazon looks to have resolve the issue. Per their status page (http://status.aws.amazon.com/):
"1:49 PM PDT Between 1:06 PM and 1:33 PM PDT we experienced increased error rates for new instance launches and intermittent network connectivity issues for some running instances in a single Availability Zone in the US-EAST-1 Region. The issue has been resolved and the service is operating normally"
Pagely will continue monitoring the services at the Virginia data center as a precaution.