Seems like a mammoth job, huge expense and not happening anytime soon for the majority of people.
5G, isn't this an option now? As of 2019 why wouldn't providers be rolling out a 5G network for residential high speed data access.
Instead of trying to run fibre to every premises, why don't they use street lamps as nodes for mini 5G cells, data taken back via fibre... or even residential properties to host 5G cells strategically with the emphasis to provide broadband via localised 5G for residential estates / streets / neighbourhoods etc.
Keep FTTP for flats, larger buildings and business.
Considering just 15m houses will be connected to full fibre by 2025 at a projected cost of £6Bn, when you consider 4G was purchased jointly for £2.5Bn - 5G at a similar cost would be easier to deploy and potentially a fair bit cheaper. There is a lot of man maths in there. But i figured 5G will need full fibre connections anyway. And 5G is going to happen for mobile access regardless. So joint use for home broadband too,
Why not build mini cells in housing estates / streets instead? 5G is apparently low latency too.
Just curious what i'm missing here, technically.