We got broadband to our house today.
Our local technician, Kerry, is the hero of the neighborhood. Without his involvement in the process, I doubt we would have got this connectivity. He's my hero.
That said, I've got my Dynamic DNS back on line. If you do need one, try zonedit. It is free, and the site instills confidence with its lack of sexy, and focus on the job. Another plus, it works with ddclient. My real simple /etc/ddclient.conf:
ssl=yes # use ssl
use=web, web=checkip.dyndns.org/, web-skip='IP Address: '
If you're running a Debian flavor, the sleep time and such is at /etc/default/ddclient, which seems to override any sleep times set in the ddclient.conf file.