Now that I am primarily working from home, I have set up an office in the basement complete with running Ethernet cable through the drop ceiling, adding a Smart TV with only an Ethernet connection for Pandora and Netflix streaming, and putting in a Verizon network extender to get around the horrific basement cell coverage. The number of data connections has continued to increase, so I finally sat down and drew out my home network to see what I've got.
At any given moment, there are 15 end devices and 5 switch/router devices active on my home network. And I'm not even one of those "connected home" types with Ethernet-enabled toasters. Considering that at least 3 of those devices are actually designed to stream video, not including the phones which also all have Netflix and YouTube apps, that's a lot of bandwidth pull.
I've considered adding a home management system with smart thermostat, lighting, security, etc., but never got around to it. I may actually have too many things already connected and demanding bandwidth to ensure that another overlay system would work well, perhaps until I spend some time upgrading the switching architecture. I think this puts me somewhere in the middle of the Luddite to Trendsetter spectrum.
The next time someone from a carrier asks "what would you do with 100Mbps to the home?", I'm going to break out this diagram. 100Mbps is going to be laughably slow to our kids.