This is intended as a warning for any others on FiOS as opposed to my tale of woe.
My Cable router died yesterday. Called Verizon and they were real helpful confirming it had passed to the great electronics pile underground. Okay so where can I pick up a replacement ? I can't, they have to ship it in and it can't be delivered until next Wed.
Huh ? Verizon stores carry TV set top boxes, remotes, phone equipment, everyting 'cept the cable routers and the FiOS hardware has not been replicated by any aftermarket producer. You can't buy anything FiOS compatible in Best Buy, Cirucit City or anywhere else, other than used on eBay.
So here I sit at the library catching up on work I couldn't finish yesterday without internet access.