Not sure if this is any use b\c personally I'm a city peep but, if u have a phone line and its BT who u r with then try asking em why they can't upgrade yer line to ADSL (broadband).
See I'm with BT and AOL broadband and all I had to do was order AOL Broadband and AOL got BT to update my line to ADSL and u don't get a charge for it. Although they did have to check my phone number was and my line cud have this conversion.
Finally AOL told me that they cover 98% of Britain. I'm sure more than the other 2% is rural!
Hope that helped if any