T-Mobile has begun offering fiber home internet in a limited experimental run program
- August 11, 2021
T-Mobile has unobtrusively begun selling fiber-based home internet, as tipped to T-Mo Report and affirmed by the organization to The Verge. T-Mobile says it’s testing fiber optic internet in certain residential buildings in Manhattan as a supplement to its fixed wireless offering, which it made accessible to the public in April. The organization isn’t conveying a completely new fiber network for the pilot; it’s running on a local provider’s fiber lines.
Subtleties on the devoted T-Mobile Fiber site are thin, yet it claims the service offers 940Mbps upload and download speeds. A Wi-Fi 6 router is incorporated, alongside chat and email customer support for fiber customers. A T-Mobile rep had no different subtleties to share with us, simply that the program is a “very limited pilot” and more data would be shared “when and if” it becomes all the more broadly accessible.
T-Mobile has some goal-oriented plans for home internet. As the organization attempted to convince regulators to allow it to purchase Sprint in 2019, it contended that it is ready to offer competitive wireless home internet with the procured spectrum. With the deal done, T-Mobile started an experimental run program that included 100,000 households when it opened up to the overall population. On a call with investors last week, the organization said it was on target to meet its goal of 500,000 home internet clients before the current year’s over.
It’s not satisfactory how large of a role T-Mobile figures fiber could play in its home internet plans, however it positively assumes it merits testing the waters.