Verizon: Faster DSL will burn down your house

Apparently that’s what a phone rep for Verizon actually said.  It seems a fellow named Michael wanted to upgrade his Verizon internet connection.  Zoom zoom, y’know?  He had 3MB DSL, and heard that 7MB DSL was available.  So he put in multiple calls to Verizon, and it seems no one could help him.  He wanted to give them more money, in order to improve his DSL.  You’d think they would gladly take it.  Sadly, no.  He was told that if they upgraded his service to 7MB, it would burn his house