I honestly do feel we are lagging behind big time but like you say, it's the investment thing and this is probably why.What service are you trying to access that is not available because of your connection?
The reason I ask is because the UK has been in the top ten of countries for per-capita internet use almost continuously for the last twenty years. Even now the countries above us are mostly small, densely populated countries (Denmark and Norway are the only ones really comparable to us and even then you're talking a couple of %ge points difference).
According to that 95% of the UK population use the internet. Only 87% of the USA does
But returning to my original question: What service are you unable to access because of the speed of your connection?
What do you mean what service am I unable to access because of the speed?
I'm talking about the way the internet is delivered to us as technology evolves and like things mentioned in the article's in my OP
It feels to me that the way of phone lines etc.. is an old, outdated way of being delivered, like we haven't advanced or evolved as opposed to everything else (we're playing catch up). The only reason landlines exist (in homes) is because of internet otherwise most people wouldn't have them and the majority of issue's tend to be from landlines when it comes to speeds and drop out's.
It reminds me of analogue TV as opposed to digital and how we were behind on that as opposed to most, it's 2020 now, we really are behind when it comes to still being on landline systems which is often problematic when it comes to disconnections, noise on the line etc. for a while.
I mean the technology we have now wouldn't have worked if we had stuck to dial up internet however we advanced then to what we have with broadband now and technology is advancing more to the point where I'm not sure landlines will be able to cater to them as we evolve.
Basically technology is evolving faster than our internet seems to be, there's a lot of articles and discussions about this but I don't want to link them as I'm not sure if you're able to link things here like that