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Ha! My ISP clearly advertises that I have a dedicated connection where "speeds never go down or change". They even recommend that I can Web Host with my 100/100 connection at home. Should I take them up on that?
This is why we need more competition in the USA. I'm lucky here in the midwest in a rural area where Charter doesn't care.
The main issue I have with low bandwidth is it has a mental cost that you have to think about what's going on, all the time. What if water was so scare that I had to worry if I'll have enough to drink, if I wash my hands? I hate worrying. Internet is a critical communication tool that is nearly a requirement for anyone working in modern society. It's nearly important as electricity. Whole businesses can shutdown without it, people's ability to work can come to a halt. The internet should work like a light switch, it should just work and I shouldn't have to micromanage who is using it, when they're using it, or how much they're using it. It's not just a personal cost, it's a huge social opportunity cost.
My insurance just started to offer free 24/7 doctor consultations over video. This way you can skirt paying a co-pay for an office visit if all you want is a doctor to look at a mole to tell you if you should go in to get it further looked at. But guess what, you need to be able to stream 720p+ if you want that remote doctor to be able to clearly see your issue. You can still talk to the doctor for free, but describing the issue is not the same as the doctor getting a high def video.
Congestion itself really isn't that bad. The problem is congestion and buffer bloat go hand-in-hand most of the time. Codel is a great active queue management that helps fight buffer bloat by having a target latency and punishes heavy users by statistically dropping their packets more often than others, causing heavy data streams to back off. It does so in a way that keeps TCP streams from synchronizing and allows very good link utilization.
Getting codel deployed into more network queues is the first step to making the Internet more responsive. The next step is to figure out a better way for TCP to handle congestion control.
In the past 8 years of having broadband and living outside of my parents house, I've had maybe 6 times where the Internet went down while I was using it. Since getting fiber several years ago, I've had the Internet go down twice, one was when they were completely rearchitecting their internet network with a new core router, and something went wrong and their 4am change over turned into 6am. The other time was when their legacy DSL network took a direct lightning strike, which required them to restart their DHCP servers, causing all established IP addresses to become invalid.
A car analogy is the average user should not have to worry about their brand new car not working, on average. We need lemon laws. A robust communications network is vital for any society or economy to thrive.