Now I have broadband and Moira Breen (welcome to the corn desert!) does not.
It's a cable modem. I love it so far, but it's only the first day.
I started getting these obnoxious IM popups trying to sell me something to block such popups. Grrrrr!
Then I decided to check the firewall settings and found that the XP firewall wasn't even turned on. After all the fuss about potential for DDOS and other attacks via unprotected broadband, somehow I expected the cable guy to turn it on as a default configuration. Silly me.