The United States takes pride in being a technological leader in the world. Companies such as Apple, Alphabet, IBM, Amazon and Microsoft have shaped our lives for many years and there is no reason to believe that will change anytime soon.
When it comes to infrastructure however, the U.S. is lacking behind the world’s best, be it in terms of home broadband or wireless broadband speeds. According to a recent report by OpenSignal, the average 4G download speed in the United States was 14.99 Mbps. That’s less than a third of the speed that mobile device users in Singapore enjoy and ranks the U.S. at an abysmal 59th place in the global standings.
Now that the larger part of internet usage happens on mobile devices, fast wireless networks are more essential than ever. Maybe the switch to 5G can bring the United States back on par with the world elite.