Finally got comcast to work. Received it on Tuesday of last week and it is up and running now. Only one problem though, our cable line than runs to the house is 30+ years old and to be able to watch TV and be on the internet is not possible. (sort of like the damn phone line and dial up but watching TV is MUCH more important.)
Thank you mommy!
UPDATE: Cnet rates my connection at a measly 3148.1 Kbps, that beats the crap out of 8.7kbps.
And I just downloaded the 3dmark2003 in less than seven minutes! All 178mb!