“. . . AT&T expects to finish its efforts to build out fiber to roughly 14 million locations within the next 12 months.”
This fiber will support FirstNet and 5G installations. AT&T plans to install 5G equipment on towers as it installs the FirstNet 700 MHz equipment. This will reduce AT&T’s 5G infrastructure costs. We can hope it results in lower cost 5G access. No breath holding allowed.