The installation went more or less smoothly today and I write this through my cable modem connection. I will be dumping all my Verizon services, which will save me $50/month.
Some quick notes for those using Verizon DSL. Verizon requires your machine to make a PPPoE connection. The Linksys BEFSR41 can do this handily. Comcast's cable modem simply uses DHCP, presumably because you need to inform them of the modem's MAC address. Why Verizon DSL can't use a similiar method is a bit beyond me.