I was just talking to my mom, trying to find a broadband solution for her (she lives in the country, and connects at abt 19 BITS/sec)
Problem is, her phone lines (which go underground from service pole to house, a distance of abt 100' if memory serves) are old and apparantly in terrible shape. Her phone is staticy and getting worse. She doesn't want to replace the underground line because that would mean cutting through an old rock wall, through an ornamental pond, and through well established landscaping, which is her pride and joy.
Does digital phone service come over the phone line or through a cable line? I'm assuming a cable could be strung from the pole to the house without going underground, but I'm not sure about that...
Is there satellite phone service? I think that satellite broadband may be her only solution.
Any other solutions?