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Ethernet cords can be used for local networking, or for alarm systems and other uses, without actually connecting it to the internet.
To get an internet connection, he would need to have an account with an internet service provider, and also a way to connect to them - either by cable, dialup telephone line, or wireless.
So to prove that there is internet access, you would need to locate a cable or wireless device with an external internet connection, and also a bill showing that the service is active and being paid for.
If you know for sure that there is wifi then all you have to do is connect to it using a mobile device, cell phone, tablet, or laptop and that will prove that you have internet access.
You will know if it is at your house or at a neighbour's house if the signal strength gets higher or lower when you move closer to your neighbour's house. If the signal is stronger when you are at your own house, then the wifi access point is close by.
You could also use wifi hotspot detector, similar to this one: