T-Mobile US Inc. started testing a new home internet service in rural and underserved markets.
T-Mobile Home Internet is currently limited by invitation-only to a select group of existing customers in "select areas" where the telco expects to deliver speeds up to 50 Mbps through fixed unlimited wireless service over LTE, according to a March 21 news release. The service costs $50 per month with AutoPay and comes at no data caps.
The carrier said it plans for the service reach up to 50,000 households by the end of the year.
T-Mobile plans to cover more than half of U.S. households with 5G broadband service by 2024 if its pending merger with Sprint Corp. is approved. The completion of the deal remains subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close during the first half of 2019.