Looks like their problem is just bandwidth with this area. Look how slow it gets once everyone starts getting to work. For being such a popular area, you would think they would have addressed it a long time ago. It is unusable and the constant struggle to use the network just drains the battery.
Here are my test results:
7:30 AM 10/2 - 50ms ping, 9.74 down, 6.59 up
8:00 AM 10/2 - 48ms ping, 7.25 down, 3.16 up
8:30 AM 10/2 - 65ms ping, 1.54 down, 0.09 up
9:00 AM 10/2 - 129ms ping, 0.90 down, 0.01 up
9:30 AM 10/2 - 696ms ping, 0.39 down, 0.00 up
10:00 AM 10/2 - 298ms ping, 0.26 down, 0.00 up
After I turn off my 4G LTE and go back down to 3G:
10:00 AM 10/2 - 65ms ping,0.17 down, .013 up
*This is on par with my 3G service I received on my iPhone 4, barely mediocre at best, but at least it was steady.
I can only imagine as all of their 4/4S customers start receiving their 5S phones through October and November, there is going to be more issues and more impact.