Broadband Infrastructure

America’s shared communications networks are helping the country navigate the depths of the pandemic with reliable and resilient connectivity. Today’s broadband marketplace, backed by more than $2 trillion in private investment, is ultra-competitive, defined by increasing speeds and lots of capacity, new providers, and next generation technologies.


Broadband Providers Invested $102.4B in Communications Infrastructure. America’s broadband industry invested a record $102.4 billion in U.S. communications infrastructure in 2022, reflecting broadband providers’ determination to help achieve the national objective of affordable, reliable high-speed connectivity for all. The annual figure represents a 21-year high for investment from the communications sector and a 19% year-over-year increase.

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Infrastructure 1The third installment of the USTelecom Broadband Pricing Index (BPI) reveals continued substantial price reductions for both the most popular and highest-speed broadband internet services. The findings are particularly striking given the overall price inflation that has occurred in the U.S. marketplace over the past year.

Key Findings:

  • Broadband pricing ran counter to significant overall inflation in the past year
  • Historical broadband pricing analysis shows real broadband prices have been cut in half from seven years ago
  • The consumer value of broadband service has never been higher

2022 Broadband Pricing Index

Blueprint to Finally and Fully Connect U.S.

InfrastructureUSTelecom’s memo to the Biden Administration, NTIA, FCC, Congress, Tribal leaders and state broadband offices shares concrete recommendations to make the most of the $65 billion broadband investment included in the recently enacted Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA).


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Investment drives completion. American consumers have access to some of the world’s most robust and resilient broadband connections.Americans with access to two or more broadband providers quadrupled

92% of Americans have access to 100 Mbps speeds—up from only 10% a decade ago

87% of Americans have access to Gigabit speeds today—this technology simply was not even available a decade ago

Competition Issue Brief


US vs. EU Broadband Trends 2012 to 2020USTelecom’s US vs EU Broadband Trends (2012-2020) features updated research showing the United States continues to lead the European Union (EU) in broadband deployment and adoption, while also outpacing Europe on broadband investment and competition. The report debunks the persistent myth that the EU’s more intensive regulatory framework for broadband has yielded a superior online experience for consumers and ought to be replicated in the United States.

  • US deployment advantage: + 11 percentage points ≥30 Mbps; + 25 ≥ 100 Mbps
  • US extends its lead in consumer broadband adoption – with greatest edge ≥ 100 Mbps
  • US consumers benefit from two times more facilities-based competition than EU consumers

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USTelecom CEO on Infrastructure:
Broadband ‘Right Up There’ with Bridges, Roads, Tunnels and Ports

USTelecom Joins Newsy: Universal Broadband and Connectivity Infrastructure

USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter recently spoke with Newsy’s Natalie Allen on October 15, 2021 about the bipartisan infrastructure bill, industry’s commitment to universal connectivity, closing the digital divide and how households can still enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit (

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