Most apartment buildings are wired like that, or so they say. Even so, the ISPs make it hell to switch over, but since you are a foreigner they might be nicer. Even if you did switch ISPs, what if SE blocks that ISP as well? You can only switch so many ISPs before POL blocks the entire Korean peninsula. Might as well get this out of the way now.
This issue needs to be wide spread I think, how many people's friends quit because SE blocked that particular region? Making a particular uproar will make results happen, and perhaps because we are all contacting SE at once, they will understand that "hey, maybe we shouldn't have blocked those South Korean ISPs, now we got 10+ angry people yelling in our ear," and the more people the better.
Of course, they can be jerks and do nothing, but it'll be nice to bring this particular problem into light and maybe they'll fix it for us. (It's always nice to hope for something.)
PS: Being put on hold on the webchat for 3+ hours is quite the experience.
Edited, Sep 2nd 2008 4:26pm by Demera