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All-fiber deployments to 90% of U.S. households achievable by 2029 – report

September 16, 2019

The Fiber Broadband Association released a study that said all-fiber deployments were on pace to hit about 50% of U.S. households by 2025.

Furthermore, the study, which was done with consulting firm Cartesian, found that 90% of the U.S. households could have all-fiber networks by 2029 by increasing current spending by approximately $70 billion. Passing 80% of U.S. households with fiber would require additional spending of $50 billion.

The Fiber Broadband Association said the goal of 90% all-fiber deployments could be reached via “innovative deployment models,” government efforts to lower access to essential infrastructure and, most importantly, additional government support.

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