Originally Posted by 919191
I had similar problems for about 11 months ago. Verizon kept telling me it was the DSL modem- they sent a new one 6 or 7 times. They rewired the house. Used a whole house filter and added a dedicated DSL line. They checked the connections on several poles in the area. They even had some outside contractor work on it. They changed something out on there end (they claimed). Finally, one of the outside contractors found some kind of bolt up on the pole that was shorting something out or something like that. I never did understand what that was all about, but that fixed the problem.
Good to know that I'm not dreaming or stupid (at least in this case). I'll definitely bring this up when I take the time to call them.