T-Mobile Home Internet. Your intrepid legal technology researcher, the FutureLawyer, is always looking for new and better ways for today’s tech savvy lawyer to connect to the Internet. Access to the Internet has become essential to the practicing lawyer, and I will be discussing the various ways to do it at next year’s Florida Bar Convention. But, if you follow this blog, you will get periodic updates ahead of time. Currently, I pay $135 a month for a Starlink antenna on the RV, which gives me reliable Internet access on the road, anywhere in the continental U.S., at speeds between 35 Mbps and 200 Mbps. I pay $99 a month for a Spectrum cable home internet subscription that averages over 400 Mbps, and I have a cellular 5G modem from T-Mobile that averages around 100 Mbps. All of these speeds are fine for broadband Internet streaming and general Internet usage for many devices. Of course, I don’t NEED all of these ways to get to the Internet; but, I am willing to spend a couple hundred dollars a month to let my readers know what to expect, and I like having options. Cable Internet can be spotty during storms. Starlink dishes need an unobstructed view of the Northern sky, and the RV version is deprioritized when there are a lot of home units competing for access. The 5G signal isn’t as fast as cable, so it can be limited if there are too many devices on the network. All that said, I have signed up for a home Internet modem from T-Mobile, which promises whole home wireless access for $50 a month. This access is limited to a fixed location (your home or office), but the data is unlimited. My cellular modem works wherever I carry it; but, access is limited to 100 Gigabytes a month. I will, in the coming months, be using all of these methods, and comparing access speeds and reliability. The point of this exercise is to make you aware that we are approaching a world in which broadband Internet is available to all.

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