Hey! I was here during that time too! 2012 - 2013 that's so interesting, were you part of a startup community? I have been looking for that XD
The bandwidth these days are quite good, 150/150Mbit fiber line into most apartments but yeah, cross border website access is still very annoying. VPN providers do their best to keep us connected but it's still not good.
My job VPN got blocked by the government and I had to "unblock" it by myself actually, I wrote down my method here Split Internet Tunneling with SSH proxy so at least I can continue working T__T
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