One more kick at the can…

So I talked to UUNet’s technical support line about the router which Island Tel says is blocking traffic from my IP address. They checked the router and confirmed that there is no filtering taking place there. I called back the Island Tel Help Desk and was able to talk to Cindy once more, and relayed this. She insisted that the problem must be on the other end, and suggested I keep calling back UUNet technical support until I could get someone to help me.
So now Island Tel is blaming UUNet and UUNet says it’s not their problem. So there is, it would appear, no solution to the problem.
As Eastlink, in turns out, doesn’t presently offer high-speed service to my area, I’m out of luck and, I suppose, should now move to Boston so as to solve my problem.