I saw my brother last weekend. I asked how his computer was going with the dangly internet broadbandy connection thingy was going. He said it was slow, but ok. Given he had dial up, perhaps not so different. I checked the map of his area for coverage of wireless broadband and he is on the very edge of coverage.
He seems happy enough with it. He only does email really. I gently suggested that for a desktop, adsl might have been better. You can still use your phone and will be much much faster.
Wiser older brother was put back in his place. I quote, "I don't need it, and this costs me $10 per month, whereas adsl would cost me $40 a month". He has matched his need to what he sees as the best deal.