Similar for me, but I actually got kicked from the game beforehand.
As of right now, the launched established connection and is patching some monstrous 4 GB of data. I have no idea why. The next patch is still half a day away, and it shouldn't be that big.
TOIVA, Toi Vaxx, Toia Vix, T'vritha, To Vrax: Bring in the Allegiance class Toi'Va, Ti'vath, Toivia, Tia Vex, Toi'Virth: Add Tier 6 KDF Carrier and Raider. Tae'Va, T'Vaya, To'Var, T'Vira, To'Vrak: Give us Asylums for Romulans
There have been some issues with the Cogent server host that STO uses. If your problem persists after trying the usual options (restart, new launcher install, etc.) run a tracert on the Cryptic IP: 18.104.22.168/22 (for Windows 7 type cmd into the search bar of the start menu and in the screen that pops up put in: "tracert 22.214.171.124" (minus the quotation marks). Send those results with a nettest (available through PWE support page; just google it) and your IP address as a support ticket to PWE. There is a PWE tech support forum post on this which the devs have posted on asking players to do this if the problem persists. Hope this helps.
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