140 Billion Is Cheap
This 140 billion should have been part of the first stimulus. And if it was not, it has to be done now. This is the new interstate highway. Google showed the way. And now the US federal government has to step in and make it happen.
COLD WATER FOR GOOGLE FIBER FANS: COVERING THE WHOLE COUNTRY COULD COST $140 BILLION
it would cost Google an estimated $140 billion or more to make Google Fiber available to the rest of the United States. Since Google has “only” $45 billion on hand and since its annual CAPEX budget is $4.5 billion, it’s highly unlikely that Google Fiber will be rolling into most peoples’ neighborhoods in the near future