I know where you are coming from with the change in format, and the cable company being jerks about your service. I just wanted to let you know that this was not an unexpected change over. He did mention it about a week ago in this Thread.
Just did not want you getting the wrong idea about where the change came from.
Good luck with your host, you may want to check out endore.com, they are pretty cheap, my service runs $11 a mth, and have great bandwith caps.