Internet with no phone service or cable provider

Michelle writes, “My aunt wants the Internet however she doesn’t want a phone line and she doesn’t want cable. Do you know of any internet installation with this kind of setup?”
Piggybacking Internet service as DSL over a phone line or high speed cable service are the two easiest ways to have Internet access, although they aren’t the only solutions. Depending on where your aunt lives, there may be several ways for her to access the Internet without either of these more traditional Internet access solutions.


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