We are checking into getting telephone service to our new home site - its not going to be cheap. The phone company (Verizon) is telling us we need to run an underground cable from the house to the prop line. Only problem is we have lots of basalt surface rock and the distance is at least 500'. The cost of blasting a trench out that far is cost prohibitive. We thought of having the phone company run their line along the power poles which bring power to the prop, (which we had to dish out $6000 to get that done), but Verizon says they would have to lease the use of the poles from the power co, I am waiting to hear back on what a "lease" would cost. We could probably just go with cell service, but I am not sure what the costs would be there, we have had some of the sub-contractors able to make calls from there so I know some cell service is possible. Thanks for any tips. Mybe we just start writing more letters.