Someone really needs to figure out a way to get IE7/IE8 running under WINE. The only thing I still use IE6 for is for applications that are IE only when I'm on my Mac or Linux system.
One of three things: 1. You are in an area with only one provider and therefore they are at the mercy of the PUC. 2. You are under contract and better prepare for it to end. 3. You are mistaken and need to check your bill.