John Bauer said:
What about NORMAL Internet? When will the Internet infrastructure of the US be improved?
The joke a few friends and I have of the LTE acronym is it means "Lying To Everyone," because the US will not be able to achieve actual 4G speeds with its current infrastructure (there are 4G standards that double LTE, and even higher standards being deployed outside of the US). The rest of the world is running at high Fiber speeds than we have here, not to mention it is much more accessible. There are areas in this country that just received Cable internet in the past 3 years. Can you believe that? Still being on DSL while "bigger" parts of the country are on speeds 20x of what is offered in your area, at about the same cost (or at least not too much higher).
Google tried to help the movement when they initiated their Fiber program. They offered people, whether they were selected or not, to email their state representatives to pass a bill in office, require each future road construction to put in conduits for Fiber Optic Internet/Phone lines. This would help reduce the costs of installation when providers would begin to use the lines.
I have not even heard of that bill being passed since then. The bill was called "Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2009" which did not pass in 2009. It was reintroduced in 2011, and Congress still did not do anything with it. The US needs to wake up and catch up with the rest of the world in this sector of technology.