Okay -- I just learned more from you all than I had in the past six months.
I suspected the tech would be such. John, does it differ by distance from some particular provider hubs...or is it by region? Any maximums or optimum service anywhere in particular? I don't know much about satellite technology, but maybe that's the way to go.
Brian, does the internet speed that you have to deal with make what you are trying to do maddening, or practically unbearable? Is it a stress-inducer or is it just something to get used to? I think the expectation of a higher speed is something I should try to get rid of right away. I want to do property and language research and imagine needing the internet a lot.
How about cell phones and smart phone usage -- any better overall as long as cell towers are available?
I'm gonna try a gite, Simon. I'm hoping they need the business. I'm going to use a bed and breakfast as a base to find a rental, as long as I don't have to contact the gites too many weeks in advance.