Interwebs On the Farm (Or Not)

I've heard that getting internet in rural areas is difficult and, to be honest, I kind of pushed it to the back of my mind when thinking about the farm. I really take internet for granted. It’s pretty much expected to be fast and available everywhere, so I just assume that it is. Obviously, it's really freakin' important for personal and business reasons to have good internet access. We practically live on the web. Farm research, Skype with families, online shopping. THE BLOG. I even use the voice over IP (VOIP) phone in gmail for phone calls in the apartment. So it probably should have been near the top of the list of our considerations on whether the farm would “work” for us or not, but it wasn't really. Don’t get me wrong, it was on my mind a lot, but I just figured we’d find a way to make it work, even if it was dial-up. The power of denial is strong, and typically not something I’m afflicted with (or am I?), but there's always exceptions I suppose.
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