T-Mobile is rolling out its fixed wireless access (FWA) 5G Home Internet service to more than 6 million homes in 70 markets in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.
There are 25 markets in Illinois (including Chicago, Peoria and Pontiac), 28 in Michigan (including Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo) and 17 in Wisconsin (including Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee and Oshkosh). The service is not available in all parts of each market.
The carrier says that 5G Home Internet now is available to more than 40 million homes nationwide. The service costs $50 per month with autopay. If taken in combination with the Magenta MAX phone plan, 5G Home Internet costs $30 monthly.
There are no taxes or monthly fees, equipment costs or annual contracts. The price is locked in as long as the customer remains and early termination fees with current providers are covered up to $500.
“Access to high-speed internet should be a given, yet millions of people across the country still have little to no choice when it comes to their home broadband. As reliance on internet access has skyrocketed in recent years, many ISPs have continued to underserve customers – year after year,” T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Mike Katz said in a press release.
“Today, T-Mobile is taking another step to close the Digital Divide and increase access, bringing our Home Internet service to millions more homes across the Midwest. We’re leveraging the power of 5G to help customers break free from Big Internet.”
In September, T-Mobile rolled out 5G Home Internet across 64 cities and towns in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
The T-Mobile rollout is part of a broader migration to FWA. Earlier this week, the Dell’Oro Group released research that said that FWA radio access network and consumer premise equipment (RAN and CPE) revenues will grow 35% worldwide this year. The increase is led by North America.