T-Mobile continued to roll out its 5G Home Internet fixed wireless access (FWA) service with an announcement of the availability of the service to almost 3 million homes in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. The service now is available to more than 30 million homes nationwide.
This is the latest in a series of announcements by T-Mobile on the service, which date back to last year:
- In September 2021, the carrier announced 5G Home Internet was available in 51 markets across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
- Last month, T-Mobile said it was bringing the service to 62 communities in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
The company said this month that it added more fixed wireless customers in the fourth quarter of 2021 than any other provider.
FWA is seen by T-Mobile and other wireless carriers as a powerful way in which to compete with cable operators. Proof that this is a high stakes game: T-Mobile and Verizon each advertised their FWA services during February’s Super Bowl.
T-Mobile Home Internet costs $50 per month with autopay without additional taxes, fees or equipment costs. There also are no annual contracts or data cap.
One free month of service is available for a limited time. The Paramount+ streaming service is available for free for one year, and YouTube TV and Philo are available for $10 off for a year.
The communities announced this week:
- Alabama: Albertville, Anniston-Oxford, Auburn-Opelika, Birmingham-Hoover, Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Decatur, Dothan, Enterprise, Eufaula, Florence-Muscle Shoals, Gadsden, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Ozark, Phoenix City
- Louisiana: Bogalusa; DeRidder, Fort Polk South, Jennings, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans-Metairie, Opelousas, Shreveport-Bossier City
- Mississippi: Brookhaven, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Corinth, Greenville, Grenada, Gulfport-Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Laurel, Natchez, Oxford, Picayune, Starkville, Tupelo, Vicksburg
- Tennessee: Brownsville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Cookeville, Dyersburg, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Paris, Sevierville, Union City