So, yeah, I guess this topic would go here. Or maybe Tech Support, but I think it might get more traffic here. Please move if necessary.
I live out in the sticks, outside a little nowhere town so small it doesn't have a stoplight, forget public WiFi. Thanks to circumstances I'm not going into, I can't get DSL or even dial-up internet access where I live, and cellular modem access coverage is so slow, spotty and unreliable here as to not be worth the money. The only access I have at home is via my smartphone; otherwise I schlep my laptop into one of the neighboring towns and use cafe hotspots for a couple hours.
So what I want to know is, is satellite internet worth the money and the hassle? I've found a lot of mixed reviews online, but I'd like to get personal opinions here from people who've dealt with the service. Are data caps still as bad as I read about when the service was first offered, or has it loosened up? Is the speed really reliable, or is it as subject to the weather as tv signals? And how good (or murder-inciting) is customer service/tech support?
Any answers will be much appreciated.