Some old-time humorist (Mark Twain?) said "everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." The weather, while boring, is a perfect conversation topic because it's not controversial, and everyone shares it, at least those who live in the same city. The rain that I experienced, you did too, and we have something in common to talk about.
The internet is like that here. Because there's only one internet service provider (the government), everybody experiences the same slowdowns and outages every day. So you hear things like "man, the internet was really slow today, wasn't it?" or "I hated that the internet was out for so many hours, but I got a lot of reading done." In stead of saying things like "yeah, there's a big cold front coming down from Canada" you hear "yeah, one of the two fiber optic lines coming in to Ethiopia was knocked out all day."