One of the exiting parts of moving to a house in the country is learning which services are available and which aren't. For example, we don't get cable TV on our street. 0.8 miles away, at our previous house, we had cable TV. But not here - not enough people on this street for the cable company to bother stringing a line. We have DSL, though, so we can get 8Mbps internet, instead of the 30Mbps we got at the last house (or the 300Mbps we got at our apartment). It's apparently enough for streaming video, so all is well.
We also, we just learned, can't get garbage pickup. So, it looks like I'll be hauling trash to the dump in my car. Time to get a plastic trunk liner!