As a technology professional, I like to tinker in home automation and smart devices. I have two WiFi networks at home, Cat6 cables to every room, multiple gigabit switches, and routers, all connected to an Internet service provider (ISP) gigabit fiber network. When my ISP had an unexpected network outage for two days, I was shocked to discover how much it impacted my daily life. While I could use my laptop by tethering it via USB to my mobile phone, the rest of the house was disconnected from the world. Without an Internet connection, I had no access to Amazon…