Since DSL, cable and fiber is NOT available at my QTH, my choices are dial-up or satellite. We switched to satellite two years ago and it seems to work fine. There are a couple times each day where the system bogs down, but it's still faster than dial-up. At my old QTH, a representative at Charter cable told me they "weren't investing in that Internet thingy, because they didn't think it was going to catch on". That was in 1999.