Compared to many countries, U.S. wireless subscribers are paying through the nose
Average price for 1GB of data in 20 countries. Note, Israel and Italy are incorrectly labeled
The study notes that some of the countries with a low average rate per GB of data have high smartphone penetration rates, or suffer from a weak economy forcing prices to be lower. The report says that some countries with cheaper wireless rates have an excellent wireless infrastructure. It cites Italy as an example. The latter had an average rate of only 12 cents per GB last year, second lowest behind Israel, and 95% of the Italian population has access to 5G signals.