T-Mobile believes it can crush the US home broadband market by offering a 5G fixed wireless service

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    Aug 13, 2020 2:06 AM GMT
    For the 2.5 GHz mid-band 5G rollout, Ray said that the company has big ambitions to penetrate the home broadband business and become a supplier of broadband to rural America where the choices for home broadband services are “awful.” The total number of 2.5 GHz sites that T-Mobile plans to deploy is in the mid-50,000 range, and Ray said he believes the company can do that in the next 2.5 years. “I want to break the back of the 2.5 GHz spectrum in 2021,” he said.

    https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/t-mobile-says-it-will-have-thousands-2-5-ghz-sites-live-year
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    Aug 23, 2020 3:52 PM GMT
    Out here in rural Iowa, the GSM networks (T-Mobile, AT&T, etc) can't even deliver decent phone service, and they think they're gonna dish up rural broadband? I could see Verizon pulling it off because they have fairly good coverage out here. But, T-Mobile? Forget it. They'll cover the Heartland's cities and then claim they cover the Heartland, when actual rural coverage is spotty at best.
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    Aug 23, 2020 5:17 PM GMT
    paradox saidOut here in rural Iowa, the GSM networks (T-Mobile, AT&T, etc) can't even deliver decent phone service, and they think they're gonna dish up rural broadband? I could see Verizon pulling it off because they have fairly good coverage out here. But, T-Mobile? Forget it. They'll cover the Heartland's cities and then claim they cover the Heartland, when actual rural coverage is spotty at best.

    I don't think it's quite ready today.

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    You could be correct...

    https://www.fiercewireless.com/financial/t-mobile-advised-to-stop-claims-about-5g-reliability