Using a slow internet connection has a way of killing my mood when I try to get things done online. There have been a couple of times where I have been forced to quit a task or source for an alternative internet access. Here in this part of the world where I am, Nigeria to be precise, a major problem we've been plagued with is poor internet connectivity and slow speed. The internet service providers here are mobile operators owned by private individuals and their internet coverage strength is controlled by competition and subscriber database.
Each mobile operator has specific areas where their internet coverage is either strong or weak. In summary, none is a major stakeholder in providing internet service in all locations. I always have to be on an internet bundle with at least two of the mobile operators to be on the safer side. To be honest, having to live this way has not be profitable and not everyone can afford to do this. Also, their internet speed is poor compared to other countries out there. On the average, I get about 0.49 Mbps for download and 0.20 Mbps for upload which is very slow. Watching a High Definition video on YouTube is frustrating with speed like this.
How do you cope with slow internet if you have experienced something similar?