that's what happens in a world full of bots and other assorted cheaters. a man's word just isn't what it used to be.
you always could try playing on computers at your local library, usually time limted to 1 hour and the library itself's hours or your nearest college library which is more likely to allow untimed use and play at later hours, but you won't be able to download an interface except MAYBE to a thumb drive, but there could also be firewall issues.
if it means that much to you, those are legit workarounds.
it really sucks that ISPs charge way more for net access than they should and there probably aren't any $10 dial up options anymore either.
you could also buy a cheap laptop and get wifi for about $100 a year.