Ah, glad to hear the Usenet thing worked out for you. I know you asked about Verizon's before, and I'm sorry I didn't get back to you with a more complete answer; I caught a cold, unfortunately.
I, too, am a Verizon DSL customer, so I'll definitely check out their NNTP server now that I know it's good!
Regarding your question in this thread, I can't last long without Internet access. While I was waiting for my DSL to be set up, I still went online via analog modem. Gotta check my Email, browse the web, and chat with friends even if the speed is only 56k.
No, I like women.