DSL and Cable is not available in my area. The reason I included WiFi is I have read about long range directional WiFi, as well as neighbors sharing a connection if one already is paying for an alternative option and splitting the costs.
Also if I go the cellular route I need a PC card, but would really want it on my desktop, is there a way to use a PC card on a desktop, perhaps a eithernet, USB2 or PCI adapter? Eithernet or USB2 perfered since I can position the card to get the best signal.
Well, you might look into DirecWay the satelite internet service offered by DirecTV. I’ve heard mixed reviews about it, and the initial equipment is pretty expensive…around $600 I think. But the monthly cost is $60 a month which is inside your price range.
True, but I could do the same w/ other services as well, such as Direcway as well and split a smaller cost. I have also found a fixed wireless provider in my area, well I am at the absolute fringe of his coverage area and a hill might make it a moot point, but monthly cost is about the same as Direcway and a $200 initial cost as opposed to $600. I’m still looking however.