Well, after about a week with no DSL modem, I finally received a replacement from the company that will take over IL's verizon accounts--Frontier. After about 2 hours on the phone to them, I finally got the Internet up and running. I can hardly wait until they change my Internet address from verizon.net to frontier.com. Then,I can send out a notice of change of internet address to about 80 places. That should be great fun and a big waste of time.
Must catch up with the back mail and reading.