We live in the boonies where there is no cable service. We have a landline phone service that is the sole internet provider in our area and it is 'out' more than it is working, and even when its working it is frequently the speed of a dial-up modem. The provider has told us that we are the furthest house from service in our area, miles from their equipment, and there's nothing they can do. Our internet is so bad that when we tried to do a 'speed test' the reply was, 'Not enough internet speed to run the test'. I should add that we aren't gamers and don't need a ton of bandwith, but we can't even pull up a highlight on ESPN most days.
Picture of the XM household here:
I have heard that some folks get their internet via satellite, and I'm guessing there are some other ways as well. My question/request for help is this:
What are the alternate ways to get internet, and specifically is satellite a viable alternative? If there are alternate ways, I would appreciate your ideas and direction on how to investigate and/or acquire them.
Thanks and have a great weekend.