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T Mobile expanding to hotspots

  • 1.  T Mobile expanding to hotspots

    Posted Apr 08, 2019 17:47
    Caught this in the most recent NTIA newsletter: https://www.t-mobile.com/news/home-internet-pilot

    It's great to see another option for connectivity!

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    Drew Pizzolato (pronouns: he/him)
    Senior Education Manager
    NTEN
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    Tech Accelerate


  • 2.  RE: T Mobile expanding to hotspots

    Posted Apr 09, 2019 12:52
    I learned after posting this that the new T-Mobile offer is directly related to the proposed T-Mobile - Sprint merger which is currently under review. T-Mobile is trying to show federal regulators that they are good community members who are helping to bridge the digital divide. While at first glance, this looks pretty good, there is a coalition of organizations against the merger who are warning that the merger will ultimately be a bad thing for low income and rural communities. You can learn more here: https://www.4competition.org/. After reading through some of their material, I'm inclined to agree that this in-home offer from T-Mobile is a poor trade for the decreased competition the merger will bring.

    When it comes to broadband and telecom, there's always more to the story.

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    Drew Pizzolato (pronouns: he/him)
    Senior Education Manager
    NTEN
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    Tech Accelerate