There are still people all over the place with crappy connections. Heck, I used to use it.
I'd use it still today, if I was doing something like downloading a whole website. I'd use that and the no-clobber flag to be nice about it.
Alas, it seems it only goes one way. You could probably do things to tweak your connection, maybe things like adjust MTU values. I dunno how much it'll realistically help.
Thanks for the advice, but I was joking.
Please don't be jealous, but our 300 Mbits/sec internet service is more than we need here at home. We were pleased with 100 Mbits/sec, but the cable company bumped it twice without prompting, at no additional cost. Coincidentally, those bumps happened after fiber competition appeared in our neighborhood.
(To take advantage of the increased speed, I had to buy a faster cable modem, but you can find used 2-3 year old modems for $10-$20 that can easily keep up with double our data rates. Considering the glut of reasonably fast preowned modems, who would pay $100-$150 for a new one?)
By the way, when I download large files, I rarely see servers that achieve 300 Mbits/sec speeds. I assume that they have connections that could keep up, but are busy serving multiple users.