Copper.net is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) offering both dial-up and DSL. Their prices start at under $10 per month, so they are very affordable. They have a great customer service team that is ready to help you every day and night either by phone or e-mail, and they are a member of the BBB. Copper.net offers free customer support with every account.
A Copper.net account comes with a free e-mail address and archiving. With a premium membership, not only do you get an additional four e-mail addresses and archiving, but up to nearly 20x the speed of regular dial-up. The average improvement in speed is somewhere around 6x, but these rates vary.
The company also has dsl available in many areas. You may have to contact a representative to find out if it is available in your area, but many locations that can't get DSL can still get dial-up internet service. DSL comes with up to 30 hours of dial-up for those times when you cannot access the Web due to inclement weather, modem issues, or what have you. It also includes five e-mail addresses, and allows you to surf the Web up to 125x faster than dial-up networking. DSL also comes with free customer service and technical support.
You will have to try it for yourself, but the premium dial-up package may allow you to stream movies and media. Otherwise, DSL almost certainly will, as long as you have a good connection. If you have any questions, be sure to contact a helpful customer service representative for more information on any of the plans Copper.net offers.