When did they start to prepare for fiber/broadband by installing empty conduits in Norway?
The first time I saw them here in the Netherlands was in the mid to late '90s, in a 'rural' area (farmland, the nearest town with school & supermarket was 5km away, but that's about as rural as it gets round here).
That's twenty years ago and as a result our broadband penetration is top notch. Fiber roll out is going fast too.
If the USA wants to keep up, they'd better buy a time machine.