reply to chisel
Re: Antennas - Yagi or Grid? I use a parabolic grid, for 3G, in a similar situation. About 5 miles through dense forest to tower. I also have to use a Wilson Electronics bidirectional amplifier. You might want to try just the antenna in various locations first, it might be good enough. Amplifiers are somewhat expensive and a slight annoyance to install and care for. As soon as Verizon installs closer LTE antennas, that work well, on new towers, I am ditching the 3G amplified setup and going antenna only. AT&T just installed a new tower about a mile away that gives great service, but they cost too much per GB.