I am about ready to take the plunge. Dial up is ridiculously slow and discouraging, and getting slower as more people use the net and sites load the front pages more densely. It seems high speed is the only solution.
My present front runner for service is Starband, which my next door neighbor has used for 8 years. He also uses it at his office (he is a real estate broker).
Runner up is Hughesnet, but I do not know of anyone using it.
Can anyone offer comments on either of these, or other satellite system? Cost is of importance to a retired olfart. But service is also very important. It can take me forever (nearly) to upload an mp3 of 8 Mb, and larger files are very nearly impossible.
I have realized that if I discontinue my landline phone, and my current isp, and another item that causes hives, the cost will probably not be noticed except for initial equipment and installation. So it seems like a workable thing to me.