I was wondering if any of you have run into this. Here in Chicago, my cable provider is AT & T Broadband. After enduring the usual excrutiating wait for a tech to show up to my apartment to hook up my digital cable, he finally showed up and proceded to hook up the cable. Halfway through, he asks me if there is a phone jack nearby. There is, but it is about 25 feet away. He says that is too far away and that the digital cable will not work without a phone hook up within 6 feet of the box. I had never heard of this before. Anyone else, or am I right in thinking this guy was full of it?