wilderness - 3:37 am on Jan 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
The rural US areas certainly face different challenges than the larger metro areas.
I've a home in a very small rural area and there is no cable or DSL.
ADSL appears to be an option, however I'm not sure if that requires two phone lines, which would deter the expense for that slower speed (256kb up).
Hughes simply has too many restrictions, however for speed-users it's the only valid rural option. It's my understanding that the Hughes routers only allow a single machine connection.
Dial-up is simply no longer acceptable.