I don't know what what we have is called, but it's not satellite and it's not cable. It's from the phone company, and it's a wireless router so we can use the laptops throughout the house. The router plugs into a regular phone line. It seems as fast to me as whatever they provide at the office, and we've never had any problems with it.
We live in VERY rural NJ on the PA border. The only time we don't have service is when the electricity is out - because the router requires electricity to work. We were without electricity for five days a couple months ago (and WHAT a pain in the butt because or water is well water - means we need electricity - and the heater requires electricity to run the fan part of it......)
I would ask about the reliability of electricity in the area. I'd look into how much a back-up generator to run things are. The well requires no maintenance - but a septic system does (though not much). These days, I'd also MUCH rather have oil heat than propane heat. Look into the regs in whatever state. In NJ if you have propane heat for the house, it must be serviced by the same company that put in the tank. It TOTALLY sucks. But if you have oil heat, you can not only use any provider - if you forget about it and run out, you can put in regular old diesel fuel and it'll work until they can deliver it.
But make sure you get the well tested. It can cost a lot to remediate if it's not good water to begin with.
And we're in the "you couldn't pay us to live in a city" camp!