A Google Fiberhood-style rollout in the U.S., says a Goldman-Sachs estimate, would cost in the neighborhood of $140 billion
. Even for Israel, a country approximately the size of New Jersey, there's a high pricetag ("billions of shekels") for installing fiber optics dense enough to reach most of the population, but just a massive fiber-optic rollout is planned
, with the project led by Swedish firm Viaeuropa
. If the scheme succeeds, it will cover two thirds of the country over the next 10 years or so.