I'm in a rural area stuck with dial-up internet. Is there a better option?

Episode 1007 (2:08:43)

Arlene from Temecula, CA

Arlene lives in a rural area and is stuck with dial-up. Leo says that one option is satellite internet from WildBlue. She'll have to pay for more equipment up front. The other option is cellular. If there's 4G access in her neighborhood, then that could also work. If not, then dial-up will be as good as it gets.

This is why Leo is an advocate of a "Tennessee Valley Authority" style project to wire the country for broadband. The TVA Rural electrification wasn't cheap, but it was well worth doing during the great depression. It's at the point now where having high speed internet is equally as important.