Being every bit a person who procrastinates that I claim to be, I finally anted up and signed on for Verizon DSL service (only took 5 years...). Better value for the money over Comcast cable, I think.
I made the phone call on Monday, and on Friday the package was sitting on the front stoop when I came home from work. Later that day, I got an email saying service has been turned on - they said it was going live next Wednesday. Wicked cool! So I went through the house and installed micro-filters on the phones (See below). Then I went to hook up the modem. Everything went swimmingly. First thing I did was check out www.cnet.com
to check out my speed. I'm paying for 3 Mbps, and I want to find out how close I'm coming. Verdict? Right now, I'm clocking out at 2173 kbps. GEM's website loads in a flash, and I'm sitting back, sunglasses on, cruise control set for my drive down the information superhighway!
Now, on to the technical problem: Three of the six phones in the house do not get a dial tone when connected to the DSL microfilters. The other three do. Any suggestions? I have not yet called Verizon. One phone is less than a year old.
Can't believe I waited this long.....