We just installed high-speed, all-wireless Internet at the house.
I can't help but recall that the first modem I ever used was a 300 baud device built into a TRS-80.
My first Mac a 14K modem built in. Nine years ago, we moved up to a 56k. In reality, transfer rates were more like 22 to 33 K. There we sat for nine years, until yesterday.
Not bad for the boondocks, and very close to the advertised speed.
That's faster than the newspaper, which is connected to an alleged T1. There are other issues at the paper, too.
But compare that to my office at CMU:
Now that's freakin' fast!