From August of 1994 until January of 2016 my Internet connection was put to shame by carrier pigeons flying at about one hundred times the speed. The reason? On the ground floor of the building I live in the resident bank hogged 98% of anything squeezing its way through any of the available cables.
Then, in December, my router broke and I got a new one.
The rewiring lead to my asking the landlord if the bank was actually still in need of the hardware switch limiting my access. The answer was a (totally) surprised “… uh … let me … not since 2004!”
One day later I upped my connection to such staggering up- and download speed that I don’t yet know what to with it. Maybe I’ll program my own social network.