LEADING THE 5G FOR ALL REVOLUTION
Only the New T-Mobile will be able to develop and deploy the first truly transformational 5G network and services that will supercharge innovation throughout the U.S. economy, connect people throughout the country and help bridge the Digital Divide.
“We view the proposed merger as a complementary asset to the work we do, as it will be an investment in people, in business, and in innovation… A 5G network offers a lower-cost option that matches fixed lines in speed and access—and represents the first real opportunity to bridge the digital divide for disadvantaged communities.”
– Michelle Merriweather, President & CEO, Urban League of Metro Seattle
“NENA does not typically comment in [merger] proceedings, but chooses to do so in this proceeding simply because of the work that T-Mobile is doing in the 9-1-1 space. Such work, if carried over to the combined companies, will benefit T-Mobile customers when dialing 9-1-1 from their mobile devices.”
– Brian Fontes, PhD, CEO NENA, the National Emergency Number Association
“The merger of T-Mobile with Sprint will help rural communities by expanding access to high-speed internet. The accelerated deployment of a 5G network will deliver important public interest benefits to rural communities…The 5G network that T-Mobile has proposed to deploy following its merger with Sprint would provide […] dependability and will allow our members to benefit from the ongoing technological revolution in ‘smart agriculture.’ ”
– Ryan P. Klobas, CEO, Napa County Farm Bureau
“Increased competition among wireless and wireline broadband providers will produce enormous consumer benefits. The industry competitive response is expected to result in as much as a 55 percent decrease in price per GB and a 120 percent increase in cellular data supply for all wireless customers. As a result, Americans will not only benefit from better service, but also by paying lower prices for that improved service. In addition, T-Mobile will launch innovative services to serve business, home, and the IoT markets.”
– Letter to U.S. Senators from Citizen Outreach, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Center for Citizen Research, Digital Liberty, Center for Freedom and Prosperity and Taxpayer Protection Alliance, among others
“With plans to invest nearly $40 billion within the first three years of the merger and bring a nationwide 5G network sooner than otherwise possible, the New T-Mobile will push AT&T and Verizon to do the same. As the New T-Mobile develops a nationwide 5G footprint on a faster timetable, dealers like Talk More Wireless will be there to help rural and cost-conscious Americans reap the benefits. T-Mobile’s record of bringing mobile broadband to underserved Americans speaks for itself, and I can’t wait to see the great things that T-Mobile and Sprint can do together.”
– Jimmy Ralph, CEO and Founder, Talk More Wireless
Expanding Access AND Bridging the Digital Divide with #5GForAll
What good is 5G if only the few have access to it? For the New T-Mobile’s supercharged 5G network to boost the economy, it is critical that ALL Americans have the opportunity to benefit from the network. Only the New T-Mobile will have the spectrum, network assets and scale to light up the country’s first truly nationwide, broad and deep 5G network – covering big cities to rural America, not just a few select locations.
The New T-Mobile will build the highest capacity network in U.S. history. T-Mobile’s low-band and mmWave spectrum plus Sprint’s mid-band spectrum on a combined network will deliver, on average, a whopping 400 MHz+ total spectrum for customers nationwide. The New T-Mobile’s $40 billion investment in our nationwide 5G network and services will deliver a supercharged network with 8X more total capacity in 2024 that standalone T-Mobile plus Sprint have today. The massive amount of new capacity in the New T-Mobile’s network will bring our costs for delivering each GB of service way down. Americans who use lower-cost services will benefit more from this effect than anyone else. We will deliver more for less!
5G is Truly Revolutionary
The capacity, speed and latency of 5G are truly revolutionary and the projected economic impact from 5G is tremendous. CTIA estimates that 5G will ultimately connect 100X more devices at 100X faster speeds with 10 times projected reduction in response times – while supporting the creation of 3 million new U.S. jobs and $500 billion in economic growth! The 5G services provided by the New T-Mobile’s network will transform the way Americans live, work, travel, and play. 5G will unleash new ideas and uses in areas like mobile HD video, connected cities and homes, self-driving cars, smart agriculture, consumer wearables, mobile virtual reality, supercharging the Internet of Things…and even more!!
It is absolutely imperative that the U.S. extends the global innovation, technology and economic leadership it seized during the 4G era to lead the global 5G revolution!
The New T-Mobile’s increased investment in its 5G network and rapid growth into in-home broadband and IoT will also stimulate thousands of additional jobs throughout the U.S. economy. We will hire new employees to build new cell towers to build out our 5G network, which also means many new engineering and construction jobs. We will be hiring in local communities as we build out 5G. NERA Economic Consulting’s analysis has found that the merger will contribute an annual average of approximately 33,720 jobs from 2019 to 2023. The New T-Mobile will be a critical part of the engine driving job growth and economic value throughout the mobile ecosystem during 5G deployment and beyond.
Better Service AND Lower Prices for ALL Americans
All Americans deserve to have real choices and affordable wireless services. Yet today, too many rural communities across America are saddled with slow access, high costs and few choices. And rural wireless service today can be so inconsistent that in certain areas consumers are forced to use multiple devices from multiple carriers just to make sure they can go to work, connect with their families or use in case of emergencies. It’s clear – the status quo is not working for Americans in rural areas. We’re going to change that!
The New T-Mobile will also play an important role in supporting first responders and emergency services across the country, especially in rural areas. This is the power of 5G! Our network will have substantially greater capacity to handle many more Internet-connected devices, will enable smart city sensors to transmit alerts and location information during emergency response and will enable ambulances to function as mobile emergency rooms. The New T-Mobile will offer first responders specialized plans that include unlimited talk and text and unlimited high-speed data, both crucial needs in the event of an emergency.
The New T-Mobile’s spectrum and scale will dismantle that Digital Divide. We’ll cover 95.8% of this country’s roughly 62 million rural residents. Over the last few years, T-Mobile has added nearly 2 million square miles of rural LTE coverage – a footprint upon which we’ll build 5G with New T-Mobile. With New T-Mobile, we will put this investment into overdrive!