"A $130 billion to $150 billion fiber infrastructure investment is required in the U.S. to unleash innovation, close the digital divide, and fully prepare the country for 5G, according to a report from management consulting firm Deloitte." [source]
Some facts from the report are interesting:
"One of the key findings of the Deloitte report is that fiber passes less than one-third of U.S. homes and only 39% of consumers can chose from more than one service provider to get a 25 Mbps speed service."
"Deloitte found that 10 million rural homes and 3 million urban/suburban homes do not have broadband of at least 25 Mbps." (Which is the FCC definition of broadband 25x4)
"Perhaps even more troubling is that in rural communities, only 61% of the population have access to 25 Mbps wireline broadband, and consumers can pay nearly three times more than customers in larger cities."
Full report HERE.