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New competition in home broadband is TMO’s latest carrot to the FCC

As T-Mobile USA finds itself in a familiarly sticky situation in sliding the Sprint merger past regulators, the Uncarrier’s latest attempt to sweet-talk the FCC surprisingly took a break from 5G; well, sort of. T-Mobile is proposing a new in-home broadband service priced aggressively enough to disrupt the broadband market as it has already done so successfully in mobile. In an FCC filing, T-Mobile has outlined plans for a “broad and deep network with fiber-like speeds and massive capacity” to be deployed by the merged ‘New T-Mobile’. This would add new options for both mobile and fixed broadband services, primarily in rural areas of the US. The main pitch to the FCC, though, is that with New T-Mobile making in-home…

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