TeleGeography says international bandwidth demands grew 39 percent in 2012, reporting CAGR of 53 percent between 2007 and 2012. While bandwidth demand on the trans-Atlantic undersea route (the world’s highest-capacity route) increased at 36 percent annually between 2007 and 2012, demand for bandwidth from the United States to Latin America grew 70 percent per year during the same time period, while capacity demand on the Europe-Asia route via Egypt grew nearly 90 percent per year. As such, TeleGeography found telcos have kept up by building new cables and upgrading existing systems, deploying a total of 54 Tbps of new capacity between 2007 and 2012.

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Broadband providers winning support in Phase 1 of the RDOF auction have years to complete those projects, but work is already getting underway.

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