Counter.js Failing

Standard code is failing causing a 25sec delay in loading pages. Inspecting the page load indicates "GET net::ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE"

Here is the code:
<!-- Start of StatCounter Code for Default Guide -->
<script type="text/javascript">
var sc_project=10201887;
var sc_invisible=1;
var sc_security="56f80df4";
var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ?
"https://secure." : "http://www.");
document.write("<sc"+"ript type='text/javascript' src='" +
<noscript><div class="statcounter"><a title="web analytics"
href="" target="_blank"><img
src="//" alt="web
<!-- End of StatCounter Code for Default Guide -->
I just clicked that and it responded instantly.
Maybe there are issues with your ISP's connectivity to Statcounter's servers.