When the Ghiz led initiative brought slow speed internet to the country sheep, DSL replaced the agony of dial up access to the Internet. We were allowed to have download speeds of 1.5 Mbps. While the rest of the world left us behind at least we could access at a barely bearable speed. …and yes, it has been reliable.
Something has changed recently. Download speeds have doubled and others in the area are reporting the same. While it is still slow speed and apparently deemed good enough for country sheep, it is a welcome improvement. One can only imagine how good it would be if Bell had some competition.