Thanks everyone. We have HughesNet sat service for our ISP (another whole set issues, but does work most of the time). Verizon/GTE isn't even thinking about DSL in my area. We had dialup a few years back. Connection speed didn't seem to be the problem, but I did seem to get dropped connections an hour or so into a session. I assumed it was the local dialup ISP, but was/is probably the phone company.
Interior lines should all show to be good. I installed them myself, using a commercial grade block and ground. All connections are home run back to the block. Not a big deal doing it before the contractor hung the drywall. I also ran the previously mentioned RG-59 wiring and some Beldon 3-conductor for a Niles IR system. Actually was pretty fun until the electrician tried charging me for my own boxes. I think I ended up with 20 or so for volume control, IR, phone and cable. All of mine were plastic and his were metal. Pretty easy to sort out, but always check those invoices.