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T-Mobile Expands 5G Home Internet to Another 9 Million Households

The home internet service is now available to more homes in the Northeast.

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40 million homes are now able to get T-Mobile's 5G home internet.
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T-Mobile has expanded its 5G home internet service to cover another 9 million homes in 64 cities, the carrier said Tuesday. New coverage extends across Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. With this expansion, 40 million households are now eligible for the service. 

The expansion could bring reliable broadband service to potentially millions of rural and suburban areas with limited internet options. A third of T-Mobile service areas, including those in the new expansion, are said by the company to be in "rural America," places where high-speed internet access does not come cheap, if at all

The wireless home internet service, which can deliver speeds ranging from 33Mbps to 182Mbps, starts at a flat rate of $50 per month with autopay ($30 per month for households with a qualifying Magenta MAX plan). That's not blazing fast by any means, but the price is right and the speeds are faster than many rural internet options, such as satellite or DSL. A T-Mobile spokesperson told CNET that "we expect many of our customers to see speeds above 100Mbps." The service terms -- no contracts, no equipment fees, no data caps -- are as amicable as you'll find from any ISP, rural or otherwise. 

5G home internet is still a relatively new technology, but T-Mobile is already proving to be a contender in the home broadband industry. In its first appearance in the American Customer Satisfaction Index report, T-Mobile ranked second among major internet service providers with a score of 71/100, just a point behind Verizon Fios

Visit T-Mobile for more details about 5G home internet and to check availability in your area. T-Mobile notes that "availability is based on network capacity," so it may be worth checking sooner rather than later if you're interested in trying out the service.