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According to Tech – Fortune (This article and its images were originally posted on Tech – Fortune September 21, 2018 at 12:48PM.)
T-Mobile was planning to attack the cable TV industry even before it agreed to combine with wireless rival Sprint, but says it can expand the effort more broadly and more quickly if regulators approve the merger.
Using the upcoming, faster 5G wireless technology, a combined T-Mobile and Sprint could offer an alternative home Internet service to cable by 2024 in 68% of the territory of Comcast (cmcsa), the largest cable provider, and 64% of the area serviced by Charter Communications (chtr), the number two cable player, according to T-Mobile chief operating officer Mike Sievert. Nationwide, the service would cover 52% of all zip codes and could have nearly 10 million subscribers in 2024, he said.
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