reply to djrobsd
Re: Has the internet gotten slower over the past few years I would say that yes it is getting slower.
Just like with computer hardware, Intel giveth but M$ taketh away.
As the internet speeds up and the average speed of everyone's connection speed is going up people are adding more and more cruft and junk, and fancy graphics, adds, pop-ups, etc. means that websites are now twice the size the were a couple of years ago.