In July, I complained that Verizon was constantly changing my IP address.
I theorized that it had to do with my impending transition to VoIP and that Verizon may have been punishing me… Well, turns out that I was wrong and that it was probably due to a lightning storm.
After contacting support several times I was finally sent a new DSL modem which is working great. I am still having some period disconnects but the reconnect is almost immediate and I am once again happy with my DSL. The speed is much closer to where it should be as well.
In other news, I was able to transition my phone number to Broadvoice and keep my DSL (without any problems). Now when I pickup the phone at home that is connected directly to the Verizon line I get a message saying that this is a dedicated data line and can not be used to make calls). Yippee!