We started ~12 years ago and purchased an Internet connection which was always on. The speed at that time was only 100 Kbit/s (0,1 Mbit/s). It took ages to download 700 MB ISO-image (Linux). Usually that happened at night when other family members were sleeping and I got the whole connection for myself ;D.
Since then speed limits have varied. After 0,1 Mbit/s came 1 Mbit/s. That was fast! Next in line there was 10 Mbit/s which I'm using at the moment. If I lived alone, 10 Mbit/s would do. For a whole family it's not enough. 100 Mbit/s sounds like heaven but I guess we get used to it very soon ;P.
You want to know how expensive this 100 Mbit/s connection is? Well, I live in Helsinki Finland Europe. My operator is DNA-Welho. I pay 19,90 €/month for the first six months and after that 34,90 €/month. On top of that I get 4G SIM card with no data limit (no MMS's neither talk) which I can use if for some reason Internet connection is not working at home. 4G card works everywhere in Finland. Even in Lapland.
What next? There is even faster connection available; 350 Mbit/s. It's only ten euros more expensive than 100 Mbit/s connection. I think I'll wait until 1 Gbit/s is there and the price has come down. Then it's time to upgrade again. It'll probably take another 10 years? That remains to see.
New cable modem ready for unboxing...