T-Mobile announces Increased Home 5G Internet Coverage across the South of the United States
T-Mobile stated on Thursday morning it has expanded access to its 5G Home Internet residential service in 51 cities and cities in Florida, Georgia, North & South Carolina.
In particular, this is the service launched by T-Mobile in April. Service subscribers will receive a wireless “Internet Gateway” device that can be installed in their houses with a companion app. In contrast to a standard wired broadband modem, the Internet Gateway is fully wireless. In theory, it can be installed in under 15 minutes anyplace in your home.
T-Mobile guarantees that the average speed for Home Web users is 50Mbps and that it will be able to use the 4G or 5G signal on a local basis. It charges $60/month, without data limitations, rental prices or annual agreements. A current promotion guarantees a permanent discount of $10/month for consumers who subscribe to autopay.
However, Home Internet is also under the rather controversial “data prioritization” policy of T-Mobile, which transfers users back to the bandwidth queue when they have used over 50GB of data during a given month. You still receive technical unlimited bandwidth on the Home Internet package, but it is subject to slowdowns exceeding the 50GB soft limits at peak hours.
Home Internet is also subject to T-Mobile’s somewhat controversial “data prioritization” policy.
It is not also generally available for all interested clients automatically; registration may be restricted by the local network capacity of T-Mobile. In the end, Home internet was originally incompatible with Hulu when it was launched, and it seems that it was not fixed when it was written.
The addition of the Home Internet on Tuesday morning improves its coverage to more than 600 locations in the nation according to T-Mobile.
“Today, thousands more households now have access to fast, unlimited high-speed Internet,” said T-Mobile’s Dow Draper, Executive Vice President of Emerging Products at T-Mobile (not to be confused withthe Mad Men character), in a press release. “We’re expanding access in places that have never had a real choice when it comes to home broadband, where people are fed up with cable and telco ISPs.”
The Home Internet strategy of T-Mobile is very transparent: it targets competitors, particularly in small-town and rural markets, by appealing specifically to their displeasure with the current situation in American ISP’s. It mentions the 2021 criteria of the American Customer Satisfaction Index, saying that Americans are usually less satisfied with their Internet services providers at 65 percent than any other industry.
The 51 places that now have Internet service are listed in the original press release of T-Mobile. Other markets worthy of mention include Jacksonville, Tallahassee, the Villages, Clewiston and the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford districts in Florida; Albany, Cornellia, Spartanburg, Sumter and the Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach districts of South-Carolina and Asheville, Fayetteville, Mount Airy and Raleigh-Cary districts.