So far, it does seem as if Verizon has fixed the DSL problems that were plaguing me and just about everyone else in the area.
The service has been glitch free for the last week, long BitTorrent downloads have been uninterrupted. Streaming audio has been fine. Regular FTP up/downloads have also been unaffected.
I have to say that, save for the clueless (for the most part) tech support people, and the annoying long time it took to replace the faulty server, I have been very happy with Verizon DSL, and I do recommend it to anyone interested in getting a high speed connection.