After a week of trial and error along with calls to Verizon support I have aged a bit more. I am switching from my 10 year old T1 to business FIOS and finally got static IPs to work and this seems to work very well. The only problem is that I cannot get Remote Data Connection (RDC) to work.
I have configured the Verizon M1424WR router to port forward 3389 through TCP and UDP and can nicely run RDC from the LAN side but not from the WAN side. I have tried every which way without success. Might anyone know how to get this done?