I'm a newbie here. I just received my Earthlink modem today and had it set up. I knew that Earthlink says to close the verizon phone line first if I want free-standing DSL before setup.
But I didn't want to be without the internet until I got the modem from Earthlink, so I didn't cut the cord. Now I wish to know, may I discontinue the phone line without losing the internet in the process? Even though the internet is connected to the phone jack, will it be lost if I close out the phone?
Sorry if I seem slow about this; I'm 71 years old so I'm a little out of it.
Thank you for any help and advice you can give!