Well, I can pee from the porch, and shoot in the yard, no problem. But I do get a half-arsed cell signal, so I can now have a mifi card. Not too impressive, most times trying to watch a video is too painful to tolerate, but it's better than the dialup we had. It goes from slow to snail pace after a certain amount of usage per month. No cable, but do have satellite tv for my wife. I don't generally ever watch tv. At work I have the full high speed thing, and it is amazing.