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The slow web is a bad place

 Published on 6th November 2021

For the past couple of weeks I’ve had problems with the reliability of my internet connection. There have been times when I’m only getting 1-2 Mbps. At these speeds the modern web is almost unusable.

When my speed drops to this level it’s painful. Many pages just won’t load. Others do but take up to a minute. I’ve seen pages load with no CSS, no images, content jumping all over the place and API requests timing out.

Those of us that build the web, myself included, need to do better.