Have you looked at a local Wireless Internet Provider for your internet? I live very rurally, exchange due to be upgraded in March. but rollout will take months and since I'm on an EO line 7km long, I dont hold out much hope for anything much next year.
However, I've discovered two great local providers, one of whom can get me speeds of about 14meg with 10gig usage for £19 pcm. Transmitter is off a local turbine. Now admittedly I am trying to get mine through a Welsh Grant, but there are many grants out there if you look. It might be worth an hour on the net doing some research. (and if you really wanted to you can get your phone thru them too saving on line rental...)
By the way, getting rid of the kids is great.... until they come to visit, SIGH!
Woody (chuntering along in his own inimitable style, using 100 words when 10 would do)