T-Mobile US has unveiled plans to expand its Home Internet pilot service to an additional 20 million households in parts of 450 cities and towns, mainly in rural America. The service originally launched in March 2019 as an invite-only pilot for select T-Mobile customer households. The operator warns that the service is being made available on a ‘first-come, first-served basis based on equipment inventory and local network capacity’.
In a reference to AT&T’s move to stop selling DSL-based broadband plans on 1 October, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert commented: ‘We can’t stand idly by while AT&T leaves potentially millions with fewer home Internet options at a time when our connection to the internet is so vital – for work, remote school, connection with family and friends. That’s why we’re undertaking this massive expansion.’