In fact, for millions of consumers, including those with low income or who live in sparsely populated areas, wireless broadband connections are a primary―or only―source for the Internet.
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Wireless subscriber connections in the U.S. totaled nearly 378 million in the most recent CTIA survey of service providers. This represents more than 115 percent of the population of the U.S. and its territories.
Thanks to investments by U.S. wireless companies, Americans enjoy the world’s best wireless services. Even though the U.S. represents less than 5 percent of the world’s wireless users, we have more than 50 percent of the world’s 4G/LTE subscribers.
Since 2010, U.S. wireless carriers invested $177 billion in wireless infrastructure to meet growing demand for mobile data traffic that is expected to be 687 times greater in 2017 than it was in 2007.