T-Mobile increases access to 5G home Internet across the South
Industry Announcements, , 3/30/2022
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Come and get it, y'all. 5G Home Internet from T-Mobile is getting even bigger for states across the South! Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) announced it's expanding access to its breakthrough fixed wireless service again, now in more places across Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Across these states, close to 3 million people still have no access or only one choice when it comes to traditional home broadband. Now, T-Mobile Home Internet is available to nearly 3 million more homes in 54 cities across these four states. Today's news builds on recent expansions in the Southeast, Texas and Midwest, bringing a new option for affordable, reliable home broadband to millions of Americans.
As a result of the pandemic, remote work and learning have increased dramatically, causing data consumption and broadband usage to jump to an all-time high. In 2020, the pandemic drove a 51% spike in broadband traffic, and in 2021, traffic jumped again, up 11% from 2020. And virtual experiences are likely to continue in the years to come. By 2025, it is estimated that 36.2 million workers, or 22% of Americans, will work remotely – an 87% increase from pre-pandemic levels. This shift has made access to reliable home broadband even more crucial than it was prior to the pandemic.
But access isn't the only problem. For those who do have access to home broadband, they've likely been stuck with landline ISPs, which are notorious for things like terrible customer service, bills that skyrocket after the first year, and monthly fees for anything and everything. In 2020 alone, ISPs charged customers more than $9 billion dollars just in add-on fees. That's crazy. And T-Mobile is tackling it head on.
T-Mobile Home Internet is different. It's a new alternative to traditional home broadband, and it's available to more than 30 million households nationwide. It relies on T-Mobile's leading 5G network, and it leaves behind the old-school ISP tactics, like annual contracts, monthly fees, and exploding promotions. And now, it's available to millions more across the South.
About T-Mobile Home Internet
T-Mobile Home Internet is wireless home internet for just $50 a month. It's fast, reliable home internet without all the traditional ISP tactics. Seriously.
Customers can also get one month of T-Mobile Home Internet on us for a limited time, Paramount+ for one year on us, as well as $10 off YouTube TV and Philo for one year – you guessed it, ON US. There's never been a better time to switch to the Un-carrier.
5G Home Internet is available to more than 30 million homes nationwide. And now, millions more homes in 54 cities and towns across Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee have access to Home Internet. Availability is based on network capacity, which is increasing all the time. Check if T-Mobile Home Internet is available for your home at https://www.t-mobile.com/isp.
5G Home Internet is now available in the following cities and towns:
Read the full press release here.
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