T-Mobile is starting an invitation-only pilot for in-home internet service on LTE with the goal of connecting up to 50,000 homes this year in rural and underserved areas of the U.S.
The T-Mobile Home Internet pilot is offered exclusively in areas that the company expects to deliver speeds of around 50 Mbps through fixed unlimited wireless service over LTE – with no data caps. It’s $50 per month with AutoPay. Setting up the in-home router is simple, and pilot customers get support from a dedicated team of people.
Due to LTE network and spectrum capacity constraints, the T-Mobile Home Internet pilot is limited by invitation-only to existing customers in specific areas, with the goal of reaching 50,000 households by the end of the year. T-Mobile says that if its pending merger with Sprint is approved, with the added scale and capacity of the New T-Mobile, the Un-carrier plans to cover more than half of U.S. households with 5G broadband service – in excess of 100 Mbps – by 2024.