Published: Fri, March 22, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

Mobile Home Internet Pilot Opens

Mobile Home Internet Pilot Opens

The pilot, which is for existing customers, will reach areas where T-Mobile expects to offer connection speeds of around 50 Mbps. Once it merges with Sprint, however, T-Mobile says it should be able to cover more than half of the United States with broadband service by 2024. Verizon launched its 5G Home service past year in a few test markets, and now T-Mobile - in the midst of a merger with Sprint that is still pending regulatory approval- is spearheading a pilot program to do the same. The carrier has announced an invitation-only pilot of its new home internet service, which will support as many as 50,000 homes this year. The router will be upgraded to provide customers 5G services when they will be available in their region, at no additional costs. To set it up, T-Mobile says that setup is simple and should require you, an app, and a few minutes of your time. Moreover, the carrier claims that if the merger with Sprint is approved, it will be able to cover more than half of USA household with 5G broadband service by 2024 possibly at the same price. However, it's yet unclear whether or not the monthly price will be increased when that happens.

This seems to be one attempt by T-Mobile to push back against critics of the proposed merger who worry it will leave customers with less choice and the potential for prices to rise.

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T-Mobile says it'll be able to greatly expand its Home Internet service if its merger with Sprint is approved.

Invitations for the home service will go out this week by email and U.S. mail to current T-Mobile wireless customers in "select areas", which T-Mobile did not identify in its announcement. Yet both companies had previously said they would build top-tier 5G networks on their own, and they've both announced steady progress in building their separate 5G networks even as they seek merger approval.

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