Really? The town where I grew up, 150 km away from where I am sitting right now in a (semi-)major city, still has no high-speed internet. Yes. That's right. The only internet option there is dial-up. That is NOT a unique situation in Canada (or the US, I am willing to bet).
Even in the first world, internet connections can be spotty. And hell, it's probably the times that the internet is out that people want to play their games.
But you've never had an internet connection issue, so that issue doesn't exist, right?
I live in rural New Zealand and have a fantastic broadband connection that i've never had any problems with
it's shocking to me that much richer more advanced countries like canada and the US would have worse internet???