Default [Q] Google related issue?

The wifi bars in the pull down quick tile menu have turned orange. I am now no longer receiving push notification from several apps except facebook when someone comments on my status. I can no longer "like" YouTube videos either and am getting a 401 error network error. I did some research and it seems when the bars turn orange it's having trouble connecting to Google's servers? Which I'm assuming is also responsible for pushing notifications to my device? I'm running the latest CWM 11 with 4.4.4 KitKat OS 8/16/14 nightly. Is this really a problem on their end?