LTE-Advanced LTE-Advanced, a minor upgrade from LTE offering max speeds of 1Gb/500mb, should be ubiquitous in 5 years. In 10 years, children in rural areas will be asking their parents about those 'funny' poles along the roadway.
Well no, since power will still be run on them. And LTE will be far from ubiquitous; you'll run into the same ROI problems and it's estimated it will actually reach less areas than POTS does today.
reply to rdmiller
LTE-A only reaches those speeds with lots of spectrum, to a few users, with great signal characteristics. That isn't gonna happen on anyone's network in the US.