When you stop and think about it, we use the internet A LOT throughout the day. In fact, the average American spends about seven hours a day online, according to Forbes. In homes where internet is needed for various tasks simultaneously, or where multiple users are tapping the internet at the same time on multiple devices, a high-speed fiber-optic connection can keep the fun going at all hours of the day.
The benefits of fiber internet are many. Where available, it provides a fast and steady connection for everyone in your household to enjoy any of the following—and more—all at once without skipping a beat.
Browsing or researching
Smart home systems
Sharing large files
Fiber internet is a type of connection that uses fiber-optic cables to connect homes and offices to the internet, whereas cable internet travels over copper (coaxial) lines. Fiber-optic cables consist of thin strands of glass or plastic called optical fibers. Data is transferred through the fibers within the cable lines using light signals rather than electricity.
T-Mobile Fiber offers its customers the best type of fiber-optic connection, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), with the fibers coming straight to your modem. Our service is currently available in New York City, Kenosha, WI, and Pueblo and Northglenn, CO, and is rapidly expanding to other cities.
Gigabit delivers download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, and is often only found with full-fiber internet connections (meaning they transfer data using entirely fiber-optic cables). With fiber, you also get equal speeds for uploads, whereas cable internet often offers far less uploading power. Upload speeds are critical when there are multiple people in the home who use video chat, share large files, and back up data in the cloud—like remote workers or at-home learners—and even for smaller households that use several devices at once.
Equally important to your type of internet connection, when it comes to achieving high speeds in your home, is the type of Wi-Fi router you connect to it. Wi-Fi 6 is the latest generation of Wi-Fi that offers greater speeds than its predecessor.
We live in a connected world where it's easy to overlook just how many connected devices we rely on to power our day. According to Deloitte, each household in the United States averages 25 devices connected to the internet. Wi-Fi 6 routers allow you to deliver Wi-Fi to multiple devices simultaneously without congestion, a problem that can occur with older Wi-Fi routers. A Wi-Fi 6 router also delivers increased security that makes it harder for hackers to decipher passwords or use data even if they are able to obtain it.
To enhance the customer experience, we equip all T‑Mobile Fiber subscribers with one of the fastest Wi-Fi 6 routers on the market at installation. Most of our competitors will charge you a monthly fee to lease routers, but with us, there’s no added cost.
Up to 1,000 Mbps
Up to 1,000 Mbps
See if T‑Mobile Fiber is available at your address.