OK, I've come to the realization that the ol' modem is just too slow.
So now I want a broadband connection. I'm more than 10 miles from the
nearest CO, so DSL is out, right? Adelphia's cable ends about 4 miles
up the road. My view of the southern sky is obstructed by part of a
hill and some very tall trees, so it looks like even DirecWay is not
viable. My cell phone says "No service" at my house. It looks like
I'm in a dead zone for any current broadband option. So, short of
moving is there *anything* I can do to get a speedy connection? Does
Adelphia extend their cable if potential customers lobby them? Could
Verizon build another CO closer to me? Could a few hardy lumberjacks
and some dynamite open up the view to the southern sky (and would it
be worth it)? Or is there perhaps some other broadband thing out
there that will revolutionize access for deprived rural folk?