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UScellular has made the unlimited version of its Home Internet fixed wireless service available to all Home Internet customers for $49.99 per month if certain conditions are met. In addition, the company made the 5G mmWave version of the service available in more markets.

More than12.2 million subscribers now can access UScellular Home Internet service using 4G, 5G or the 5G mmWave service. Depending on the technology available in a particular area, the service offers speeds as fast as 300 Mbps.

The 5G mmWave version of the service was launched initially in ten cities — East Moline and Rock Island, IL; Bettendorf, Cedar Falls, Davenport, Dubuque and Waterloo, IA; Yakima, WA and Beloit and Janesville, WI — earlier this year. It now is expanding to more than 125,000 households in 30 cities. These include Medford, OR; Tulsa, OK; Des Moines, IA; Madison, WI and Knoxville, TN. It soon will be available to 170,000 households in parts of 50 communities, according to UScellular.

“We want to make it easier for our customers to get reliable, high-speed internet access at their home or business, whether they live in an urban, suburban or rural area,” Eric Jagher, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for UScellular, said in a press release. “We’re excited to offer unlimited Home Internet to all customers and we will continue to invest to ensure our customers can stay connected to the people and places that matter most.”

For a limited time, those who add the UScellular Home Internet unlimited service will get free equipment and free home installation services “where applicable.” Those bundling the Home Internet service with a new line of mobile service will get a discount of $20 off their monthly bill if certain conditions are met.

When UScellular launched Home Internet service, the carrier told Telecompetitor that it was using its own spectrum to support the service. It had been a big winner in the Auction 101, Auction 102 and Auction 103 (24 GHz, 28 GHz, 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 47 GHz bands).

The earlier pricing was more complicated: $49.95 per month for unlimited 50 Mbps, $64.95 for unlimited 150 Mbps service and $84.95 for unlimited 300 Mbps service.

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