I have had tons of problems with Verizon (home also because I am in the boonies) .. the DSL at my business has been downloading in the lower 25 percentile for months. I have spent hours with the 'Mac Specialists' (who, do not use Macs?!) ..in frustration, they sent me a new wire modem.. and later, when I finally spoke to a Retention Specialist (the last one you speak to before break the contract) she said; "I have heard that the wireless modem works a lot better with Macs. Why don't I send you one..."
All I care about is 'what works'. I only have a few minutes for hate before I move on..
She was right. I am paying for 3mbs download speeds and with this wireless modem (Westell A90) I can get 3mbs! I can also use three other Macs in my shop...
AND I'll BE DAMNED .. the iPad too! Rather than cable to this Mac, I simply clicked on iTunes and it upgraded 6 apps easy as hell. I get great, AT&T 3G service because I am close to town, but I think .. I don't need to use so much AT&T bandwith if I can Wi-Fi off the unlimited, Verizon DSL.
Anyway, it works. ..for this I am grateful.