Seems they flipped a switch and we're connected again, for now. They mentioned that voice always gets priority over data. Lots of apologies, but all they really said was to let them know immediately if we have any more difficulty.
So yesterday afternoon we had no internet. I called a number that works and found a clerk who couldn't figure out who I was or find my account. The other 3 people had no difficulty. I gave up, internet returned half an hour later.
Ntelos, not recommended. Though I did speak to someone there who found our property very interesting after I explained that Verizon had once started negotiations for leasing tower space here. I've had a lot of neighbors switch from Verizon after they learned that they really could get coverage here- with a different carrier.
My wife was unable to talk to anyone in their phone store, jam-packed with customers responding to "unlimited data" ads. Great, if they had the network to support it.