I don't mind it too badly. We keep away from large concentrations of people (The Mosquiters are enough to drive away what few venture near. That or the -30 temperature we've had!).
We COULD...get some high-speed (They recently upgraded our phone cables to accept high speed), but the local companies are...how shall we say...price gougers?
They figure that if they degrade dialup service badly enough, they can get us to buy the $49.99
a month high speed.