I first got ‘fast’ Internet, back in 1993 when I joined Telecom’s trial of ASDL. I was overjoyed to move from my 2400 baud modem to a 1Mbs link. It was great. Downloading a 40Mb file took only a few minutes.
Skip forward to this month. I have moved to Bigpipe and their elite plan which can deliver speeds of up to 700–900Mbs download and 400–500Mbs upload. I’m not quite getting that, but it is darn fast.
Using a laptop running Debian Stretch (through two hubs), I get: