For Net access from our cottage on Keats Island, we checked alternatives and ended up getting a Internet stick from Telus Mobility, plugging it into my old BlackBook, and having that broadcast WiFi. It worked, but not brilliantly, with big latency and regular outages.
This week I had a bright idea, pulled the SIM out of the dinky little USB goober, dropped it into my original 7" Galaxy Tab, and had that create a mobile network. Wow!
The Tab gets not only a more robust signal (probably because it’s bigger and has more room for an antenna), but also Telus’ HSPA. Speedtest.net says: 47ms ping, 2.32M down, 3.13M up. Skype, voice, gtalk video, no problem. This is now an Internet Cottage. Highly recommended.