Nothing frustrates me more than the slow internet I have at home. I waste so much time waiting for pages and graphics to load and forget about trying to view videos or download large files. I usually have a game of solitaire open and I play while I wait.
There was an article in the Des Moines Register a couple weeks ago and it was about how part of the stimulus money should or should not be spent. Some had suggested spending part of it on bringing high speed internet to the rural areas because afterall, more and more people are depending on the internet to do things in their every day lives - pay bills, bank, shop, communicate, file taxes, etc. The Register said a study had already been done and high speed was actually more readily available to rural people than urban. Now I can only assume that by rural they mean people in smaller towns and by available they mean either in those small towns again or satellite service. I know satellite is the only thing available where I live in the country but that doesn't mean I or the majority of others can afford it. I got mad and wrote a 'letter to the editor' but it wasn't printed. I told them yes, high speed service (via satellite) is available to almost everyone, just like Cadillacs are available. That doesn't mean most people can afford them. I would love it if my area was brought into the 21st century and soon.