Thanks for the quick reply Jim!
I'm certain that I was connected to the internet, because I was surfing and googling on the problem as I was trying the install a 2nd and 3rd time.
Maybe a thought: what would make the install "think" that I wasn't connected to the internet? Other than Roxio's server was down... I don't have any anti-virus running, I do have the anti-malware CCleaner running, a CCleaner Monitor icon is in the system tray.
I'm running the 4th install attempt (3 yesterday) now... yes, same result.