@pimoore @jsonbecker I failed to apply proper context and still the thread is a good one — awesome :)
Hopefully to clarify; "our life" = my family. To further fill in the gaps, and to agree with Jason's reply; I meant internet coverage, the literal plumbing part, and since so much of the negative parts of the web involve hoovering up your bandwidth a less reliable connection has acted only to encourage me further away from those places.
This is one of the reasons I've been happy to see the Micro.blog timeline developed with a careful and considered approach. Bloat is discriminatory towards people who aren't drowning in coverage, and a rotten trick for those who have constant and easy access.