As of yesterday, the OpenLayers plugin stopped working - as in I could no longer get google, bing or any other background maps. Then in the process of checking and reinstalling the OpenLayers plugin, I found that I could no longer access the QGIS Official Plugin Repository.
I'm on a win64 QGIS 2.18 system.
Is this my local system issue or is there some sort of problem with the QGIS and or OpenLayers systems? Any ideas on how I can resolve either problem?