What are my options for internet in remote areas?

Episode 1233 (1:14:09)

Steve from Wrightwood, CA

Steve has a cabin in the woods, but he has no TV or internet access due to living in a remote area. What are his options? Leo says that wireless internet is Steve's only real option. He has two alternatives - satellite or 4G/LTE. He can check out WISPs or Wireless Internet Service Providers, but the problem with all of these are: 1) they're expensive, 2) they have bandwidth caps, and 3) they require specialized equipment.

What Steve needs to know is who provides data in that area. Steve has Verizon LTE. Often LTE is faster than most broadband landline options. And Steve wouldn't have to deal with congestion in that remote area, which is good. The downside is that he won't get a lot of data. So he should find out what their data plans are. Its likely cheaper than any other option. But he'll still have bandwidth cap issues and Netflix can blow through a GB an hour.