I never said their isn't a need for reasonable upload speeds.
BUT, the OP equated not having better upload speeds to not having better speeds to not having clean drinking water.
The internet, in general, is not a life or death utility.
Yes uploading/streaming HD video is becoming quite commonplace
Yes storing data on the internet via services like those by Amazon, Google, etc. is gaining popularity.
But even still, none of that is as serious or the lack thereof "dire".
Rogers offer 150/10 and Bell offers 50/50 at around the $100 mark. Then there is their 250/250 and 175/175 plans (although so narrowly available at moment.