U.S. President Obama outlined a plan late last month to blanket 98 percent of the U.S. population with high-speed wireless coverage. The timeline for that is the next five years.
Sadly, that means that some Americans will still be without high-speed internet until half-past this decade. We can chart the progress though, as the FCC has erected a Broadband Map website that allows you to view the internet coverage in any given area of the country, both wireline and wireless, as well as by speed.
This is also a great tool for those about to go on holiday to a more rural or remote part of the country but can't live without those superpokes.