I finally created a user for the Chromebook, and today spent several hours using McDonald's wireless Wayport. I did a dslreports/speed test and managed 1.1M/330 that is faster than the local DSL service supplied on our street. Internet local DSL service one street to the east is glass fibre and they are fast, 20 times faster than our street.
Internet from the cable service is faster and a requirement since Google did not choose our city to offer the gigabyte service. We are one of the counties that made an exclusive contract with two companies - Cable, and DSL service is locked tight to our current county politicians, thus we will never have any wired internet competition that would lower the prices dramatically.
I will test several different WiFi locations to see if there are services that appear to be faster that the MCDonalds I tested this morning.