After nearly eight months I am finally connected at home.
The boys from the internet company installed a wireless Motorola Canopy system this afternoon. Long lengths of cable now connect my computer to the radio antenna and... the world. Kevin's too.
It's not super fast. But it seems to work. And that's the important thing. Unlike phone or cable systems, our house is connected to the provider via a 5.7 mHz radio link.
It was expensive but, I think, worth it.
The first big test will be uploading a 20MB audio file to CBC in Toronto.
It's nice to be back in the 21st Century!