Broadband Investment

In recognition of the extraordinary value wired and wireless broadband communications offers, private sector broadband investment reached $68 billion 2012, and the industry has invested more than $1.2 trillion since 1996. This widespread funding has yielded positive results, supporting continued economic growth.

Statistics tell a story of increasing participation on a national and international scale, with the U.S. among the world leaders in Internet Usage and leading the pack in facilities-based broadband markets. This blend of circumstances makes the U.S. market among the most competitive and innovative in the world.

Industry Statistics   Source
Broadband Investment
The broadband industry has invested more than $1.2 trillion dollars since 1996. The wireline industry alone invested approximately $660 billion during that period.
Broadband Provider Annual Capital Expenditures - Wireline, Wireless, and Cable
$68 billion
2012
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Historical Broadband Provider Capex
Historical Wireline Provider Capex
Capex by Type of Provider