The Post had a piece the other day on a school in Alabama with only an aged T-1 line to support their Internet usage. Upgrading is complicated because two different companies provide service in the area and a river isolates the school.
A Vox report on how Amazon's same-day service reflects past discrimination. Its availability is based on the number of Prime customers in an area, which in turn reflects past housing patterns.
These are instances of how the past weighs on the present, or how "them that has gets".