Cathay Pacific suspends pilot for involvement in Hong Kong protests

Cathay Pacific shares fell more than 4% on Monday after the carrier announced it had suspended a pilot for his involvement in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests. The airline said Saturday that employees who “support or take part in illegal protests, violent actions, or overly radical behaviour” would be barred from crewing flights to mainland China. Hong Kong — a former British colony that was returned to Chinese rule in 1997 — has been struggling to end weeks of protests that have in recent w


Cathay Pacific shares fell more than 4% on Monday after the carrier announced it had suspended a pilot for his involvement in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests. The airline said Saturday that employees who “support or take part in illegal protests, violent actions, or overly radical behaviour” would be barred from crewing flights to mainland China. Hong Kong — a former British colony that was returned to Chinese rule in 1997 — has been struggling to end weeks of protests that have in recent w
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Cathay Pacific suspends pilot for involvement in Hong Kong protests

Cathay Pacific shares fell more than 4% on Monday after the carrier announced it had suspended a pilot for his involvement in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests.

The airline said Saturday that employees who “support or take part in illegal protests, violent actions, or overly radical behaviour” would be barred from crewing flights to mainland China. It also confirmed that one of its pilots was removed from his duties since July 30.

The pilot was reportedly among over 40 people charged with rioting, during clashes with police near Beijing’s main representative office in the city.

Hong Kong — a former British colony that was returned to Chinese rule in 1997 — has been struggling to end weeks of protests that have in recent weeks turned increasingly violent and disruptive.

The rallies, which were started to protest a bill that would have allowed people to be extradited to mainland China, have snowballed into a democracy movement, with some even demanding full autonomy from Beijing.

The unrest has frequently crippled the Asian financial hub’s transportation system and last Monday, Cathay cancelled hundreds of flights during a general strike.


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The 2019 Honda Passport is the best mid-size SUV

The 2019 Honda Passport CNBC | Mack HoganOn paper, the Honda Passport isn’t particularly impressive. The GoodThe 2019 Honda Passport CNBC | Mack HoganIf you’re going to borrow parts, borrow good ones. The 2019 Honda Passport CNBC | Mack HoganBut more importantly, it also was a great way to get to the campsite. The BadThe 2019 Honda Passport CNBC | Mack HoganDespite some more aggressive trim, the Passport loos like a slightly more aggressive Pilot. Final thoughtsThe 2019 Honda Passport CNBC | Mac


The 2019 Honda Passport CNBC | Mack HoganOn paper, the Honda Passport isn’t particularly impressive. The GoodThe 2019 Honda Passport CNBC | Mack HoganIf you’re going to borrow parts, borrow good ones. The 2019 Honda Passport CNBC | Mack HoganBut more importantly, it also was a great way to get to the campsite. The BadThe 2019 Honda Passport CNBC | Mack HoganDespite some more aggressive trim, the Passport loos like a slightly more aggressive Pilot. Final thoughtsThe 2019 Honda Passport CNBC | Mac
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The 2019 Honda Passport is the best mid-size SUV

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On paper, the Honda Passport isn’t particularly impressive. The Passport was launched to fill the “white space” in Honda’s lineup between the compact CR-V and the three-row Pilot. Compared to competitors like the Ford Edge and the Chevy Blazer, with their unique designs, it seemed like a chopped-off Pilot wouldn’t be very compelling. But, with bones from its bigger brother, it’s more spacious, smarter and a better value than its competition.

The Good

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If you’re going to borrow parts, borrow good ones. The Passport’s powertrain, which does duty in the larger Pilot SUV and Ridgeline pickup truck, isn’t overwhelmed by the Passport’s size. The 3.5-liter V-6 produces 280 horsepower, which the nine-speed automatic handles well. Handling, too, is surprisingly nimble for a big SUV. Steering is light and precise, never feeling bloated or ungainly like some SUVs. The ride is remarkably composed, with wind and road noise adequately hushed. I noticed some tire noise, but Honda outfitted my $44,725 Passport Elite tester with aggressive tires, blacked out wheels, skid plate, and a RoofNest pop-up tent. That’s because Honda wants this to be its adventure machine. The Passport rides higher than the Pilot and has more aggressive styling details, with the hope of wooing adventurous buyers who would otherwise defect to competitors like the Toyota 4Runner.

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Make no mistake, the Passport isn’t built for hardcore rock crawling or off-roading, but it makes easy work of muddy trails to campsites. It’s also cavernous inside, with tons of smart storage cubbies and charging ports to make weekend excursions more manageable. On a two-day camping adventure in Michigan, the Passport was a great choice. The rooftop tent — a $2,595 aftermarket accessory, not a piece of official Honda gear — proved helpful for impromptu adventures, while the Passport itself was big enough to hold three people’s gear while still having room for someone to sleep inside. There was no shortage of places to charge your phone, including a 110-volt household power outlet.

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But more importantly, it also was a great way to get to the campsite. All Passports include Honda Sensing, Honda’s suite of adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking and traffic sign recognition. Unfortunately, though, the Passport’s adaptive cruise control will deactivate at slow speeds, making it useless for stop-and-go traffic. Our Passport Elite also packed heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, a wireless charging mat, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, remote start and Honda’s premium audio system. The price with all of that kit is $44,725, the top end of the Passport range. While that’s not a small sum, competitors like the Ford Edge and Chevy Blazer can be optioned to over $50,000 while still not offering the usability of the Passport.

The Bad

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Despite some more aggressive trim, the Passport loos like a slightly more aggressive Pilot. If you want the toughest looking, most unique SUV, this really isn’t it. The other downside of it’s Pilot lineage is that the Passport — despite being an all-new model — has some slightly older tech. The adaptive cruise control, as mentioned, does not work in traffic and the collision warning system can be a bit hyperactive. The biggest issue is that the Passport still uses Honda’s old infotainment system. You’ll notice its age. The graphics are cheesy, the responses are slow and the system is far from intuitive. Your best bet is to use CarPlay or Android Auto for navigation and multimedia and then use the physical climate control buttons, essentially bypassing the rest of the system altogether.

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Honda’s push-button shifter is also a point of contention. I got used to it quickly and found it easy to navigate without looking at it, but in an effort to make it usable it also got big. So big, in fact, that it doesn’t seem to save any horizontal space on the center console over a traditional lever. Sure, it’s shorter, but it doesn’t actually free up space for anything useful. Finally, part of the reason that Honda can offer better prices is because it doesn’t offer options that complicate the production lines. You can get the Passport in a variety of trims, but there’s no way to, say, get a moonroof without also having leather seats. More importantly, the Passport simply doesn’t offer some features you might want. You can’t get a panoramic moonroof, there’s no automatic parking and no 360-degree camera. None of that is necessary technology, but if you like gadgets like that, then Honda’s value-first product strategy probably isn’t for you.

How we’d option it

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The different trims are packaged well enough that it’s hard to go wrong, but I see the most value in the Passport EX-L. That gets you leather, CarPlay, power seats, blind-spot monitoring, satellite radio and a moonroof for $37,505 with destination charges. This trim still packs a lot of luxury features without requiring you to pay for things like the frustrating navigation system or the unremarkable premium audio setup. I’d add the $1,900 all-wheel drive system to make the Passport more capable during weekend adventures, which brings our total to $39,405.

Final thoughts

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23andMe is moving into Apple’s territory with a pilot to pull in medical data, not just DNA

DNA-testing start-up 23andMe is experimenting with a new way to collect a lot more health data from millions of its users than just their DNA. The company is now asking a subset of customers if they’d be willing to incorporate their lab results, prescription information and medical history, after they’ve received the results from the genetic test. 23andMe, which has sold about 10 million at-home DNA testing kits, will be able to access that data if users let the company connect outside medical p


DNA-testing start-up 23andMe is experimenting with a new way to collect a lot more health data from millions of its users than just their DNA. The company is now asking a subset of customers if they’d be willing to incorporate their lab results, prescription information and medical history, after they’ve received the results from the genetic test. 23andMe, which has sold about 10 million at-home DNA testing kits, will be able to access that data if users let the company connect outside medical p
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23andMe is moving into Apple's territory with a pilot to pull in medical data, not just DNA

DNA-testing start-up 23andMe is experimenting with a new way to collect a lot more health data from millions of its users than just their DNA.

The company is now asking a subset of customers if they’d be willing to incorporate their lab results, prescription information and medical history, after they’ve received the results from the genetic test. 23andMe, which has sold about 10 million at-home DNA testing kits, will be able to access that data if users let the company connect outside medical providers using a third-party medical data network called Human API.

CNBC viewed the service in action earlier this week and the company confirmed that it’s a beta program that will be gradually rolled out to all users, but declined to comment further on its plans. The service is still being piloted, said a person familiar with the matter, and the product could change depending on how it’s received.

Such a move would bring the 23andMe squarely into Apple’s territory.

Apple, in recent years, has developed its own health records service, which aims to aggregate medical information including lab tests and prescriptions into the Health app on the iPhone.

One missing component from Apple’s program, however, is genetics data, which might present an opportunity for 23andMe to reach people who care about getting a deeper analysis of how their genetic information might impact their risk of disease.

23andMe’s pitch to users is that the service is an easy way to access health data, especially if it’s scattered across multiple systems, get new insights about their health, and assist with research. (Click the image to enlarge.)


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Alphabet’s drone company Wing is on a hiring spree ahead of US expansion

Alphabet’s drone company Wing is adding to its ranks as it prepares to expand its delivery service in the U.S. and beyond, according to job listings. Wing, which spun out of Alphabet’s experimental research division X last year, sits within Alphabet’s “Other Bets” category alongside other long-term ventures. Wing aims to use its drone service to deliver items such as food, coffee and medicine within minutes. Specifically, Wing is hoping to grow its legal team with a new product counsel, as well


Alphabet’s drone company Wing is adding to its ranks as it prepares to expand its delivery service in the U.S. and beyond, according to job listings. Wing, which spun out of Alphabet’s experimental research division X last year, sits within Alphabet’s “Other Bets” category alongside other long-term ventures. Wing aims to use its drone service to deliver items such as food, coffee and medicine within minutes. Specifically, Wing is hoping to grow its legal team with a new product counsel, as well
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Alphabet's drone company Wing is on a hiring spree ahead of US expansion

Alphabet’s drone company Wing is adding to its ranks as it prepares to expand its delivery service in the U.S. and beyond, according to job listings.

Wing, which spun out of Alphabet’s experimental research division X last year, sits within Alphabet’s “Other Bets” category alongside other long-term ventures. The Google sister-company, which has fewer than 200 employees, is seeking people who will help it scale in new regions, shape air delivery regulation and garner new business partnerships, according to at least two dozen positions it posted this month.

Wing aims to use its drone service to deliver items such as food, coffee and medicine within minutes. It is also working on a software platform that works with multiple aircraft deliveries for third parties ⁠— both commercial and hobby.

In April, it became the first drone firm to receive Federal Aviation Administration approval, which granted the company the ability to deliver small packages in a couple Virginia cities.

The company has said it plans to expand delivery, which has only included isolated pilot testing thus far, in other parts of Virginia and around the nation, though the timeline has been unclear, as have details on partnerships.

Competitors have quickly gained traction in the race to the air-based delivery market. Amazon received FAA approval for Prime delivery less than two months after Alphabet, and the company unveiled a new drone that executives said could be used “within months.” Uber, UPS and others are also hoping to secure federal approval.

Specifically, Wing is hoping to grow its legal team with a new product counsel, as well as a regulation lead, which it says will help the company shape agendas with aviation regulators. Drone companies like Wing still have to face regulatory and privacy-related hurdles as the try to expand.

Other Wing job postings include for chief pilot, engineers and operations managers.

Wing declined comment.

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‘Miracle on the Hudson’ pilot urges simulator training for the Boeing 737 Max

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane sits next to another 737 outside the company’s factory on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. The US Airways captain famed for his January 2009 landing on the Hudson River told lawmakers on Wednesday that airline pilots should receive simulator training to fly the Boeing 737 Max before the planes return to service after two fatal crashes. Aviation officials haven’t signed off on software and training updates Boeing has developed to get the planes back in the air. Ca


A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane sits next to another 737 outside the company’s factory on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. The US Airways captain famed for his January 2009 landing on the Hudson River told lawmakers on Wednesday that airline pilots should receive simulator training to fly the Boeing 737 Max before the planes return to service after two fatal crashes. Aviation officials haven’t signed off on software and training updates Boeing has developed to get the planes back in the air. Ca
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'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot urges simulator training for the Boeing 737 Max

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane sits next to another 737 outside the company’s factory on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington.

The US Airways captain famed for his January 2009 landing on the Hudson River told lawmakers on Wednesday that airline pilots should receive simulator training to fly the Boeing 737 Max before the planes return to service after two fatal crashes.

Aviation officials haven’t signed off on software and training updates Boeing has developed to get the planes back in the air. The jets, Boeing’s all-time bestseller, have been grounded for more than three months after two of the planes crashed within five months of one another, killing a total of 346 people.

“We should all want pilots to experience these challenging situations for the first time in a simulator, and not with passengers and crew on board,” Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, told the House aviation subcommittee.

The hearing was the second of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s aviation panel on the 737 Max, and included testimony by representatives from flight attendant and pilot labor unions, and major U.S. airlines.

Unlike the computer-based training pilots received before transitioning to the 737 Max from older models of the plane, or stationary simulators, a full-motion simulator would give pilots physical experience in maneuvers required in emergencies, Sullenberger said. Those include recovery procedures that could require a pilot to use both hands or the efforts of two pilots to move a wheel that would right a plane tipped downward, skills they can commit to “muscle memory,” he said.

Dan Carey, president the Allied Pilot Association that represents roughly 15,000 American Airlines pilots, said the union requested experience in a full-motion 737 Max simulator in Miami but said the airline said they could receive it after the planes were recertified by the FAA. Carey said the union is concerned about whether new training Boeing is proposing will be sufficient.

American Airlines has “been working closely with our pilots on the APA national safety committee on the suggested training and other issues concerning returning the 737 MAX back to revenue service,” said American spokesman Ross Feinstein. “We appreciate their input and collaboration.”

American has ordered a 737 Max simulator that is scheduled to arrive by the end of the year.

Sullenberger added to criticism over the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification of the planes and the jet’s design saying “these crashes are demonstrable evidence that our current system of aircraft design and certification has failed us.”

Lawmakers, the Justice Department and several other bodies are examining the plane’s certification.

Sullenberger’s landing after a bird strike on the Airbus jet he was flying in 2009 became known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

He told lawmakers Wednesday that pilots face a “startle factor” that should be taken into account when assessing abnormalities during flight.


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Boeing CEO says a global pilot shortage is ‘one of the biggest challenges’ facing the airline industry

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg believes a growing shortage of pilots represents “one of the biggest challenges” facing the airline industry. The biggest need is in the Asia-Pacific region, where an improving economy in China has resulted in more people booking flights. Speaking to CNBC’s Phil LeBeau at the Paris Air Show on Monday, Muilenburg described a global pilot shortage as “one of the biggest challenges we have going forward.” Muilenburg said that, according to Boeing’s latest outlook, the m


Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg believes a growing shortage of pilots represents “one of the biggest challenges” facing the airline industry. The biggest need is in the Asia-Pacific region, where an improving economy in China has resulted in more people booking flights. Speaking to CNBC’s Phil LeBeau at the Paris Air Show on Monday, Muilenburg described a global pilot shortage as “one of the biggest challenges we have going forward.” Muilenburg said that, according to Boeing’s latest outlook, the m
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Boeing CEO says a global pilot shortage is 'one of the biggest challenges' facing the airline industry

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg believes a growing shortage of pilots represents “one of the biggest challenges” facing the airline industry.

His comments come at a time when more people are flying to more places, but the number of pilots being trained are unable to keep up with demand.

Demand for air travel is growing so rapidly that 800,000 new pilots are expected to be needed over the next 20 years, according to Boeing’s latest forecast.

The biggest need is in the Asia-Pacific region, where an improving economy in China has resulted in more people booking flights. More people are flying in the U.S. too but, at the same time, experienced pilots are reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65 years old.

Speaking to CNBC’s Phil LeBeau at the Paris Air Show on Monday, Muilenburg described a global pilot shortage as “one of the biggest challenges we have going forward.”

Muilenburg said that, according to Boeing’s latest outlook, the market place would climb to $8.7 trillion, up from $8.1 trillion, over the next 10 years. He also estimated the number of new commercial airplanes would rise to 44,000, up from 43,000, over the next two decades.


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Hertz shares jump after rental car company unveils subscription service starting at $999 a month

Hertz Global Holdings stock jumped more than 8% Tuesday after the car rental company announced a new vehicle-subscription service called Hertz My Car, which will launch as a pilot program in Atlanta and Austin, Texas. The monthly subscription service is an alternative to traditional vehicle ownership, which the company said has become less popular in urban areas. The pilot program will grant customers access to various automobiles through the two subscription tiers and allow them to exchange veh


Hertz Global Holdings stock jumped more than 8% Tuesday after the car rental company announced a new vehicle-subscription service called Hertz My Car, which will launch as a pilot program in Atlanta and Austin, Texas. The monthly subscription service is an alternative to traditional vehicle ownership, which the company said has become less popular in urban areas. The pilot program will grant customers access to various automobiles through the two subscription tiers and allow them to exchange veh
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Hertz shares jump after rental car company unveils subscription service starting at $999 a month

Hertz Global Holdings stock jumped more than 8% Tuesday after the car rental company announced a new vehicle-subscription service called Hertz My Car, which will launch as a pilot program in Atlanta and Austin, Texas.

Hertz is up more than 5% over the past 12 months and more than 12% so far this year.

The monthly subscription service is an alternative to traditional vehicle ownership, which the company said has become less popular in urban areas. It will cost subscribers between $999 and $1,399 per month, depending on which vehicle package they choose.

The pilot program will grant customers access to various automobiles through the two subscription tiers and allow them to exchange vehicles twice a month for different models. The subscription will cover vehicle maintenance, roadside assistance, damage and limited liability protection, the company said.

Hertz said the service is part of a greater shift away from traditional vehicle ownership. The company shared a survey by Cox Automotive where roughly 40% of respondents said that while access to transportation is necessary, owning a vehicle is not.

“We feel well positioned to lead in vehicle subscription services,” said Jayesh Patel, Hertz Senior Vice President of Brand. “We’ve seen growth in our longer-term rentals in recent years which we believe is one of several positive indicators the time is right for this service.”

Hertz’s stock has fallen more than 20% since the beginning of March, when long-time investor Carl Icahn said he trimmed his stake in the company.

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F-16 pilot safely ejects after jet crashes into California building

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Amazon, Walmart in online grocery pilot in NY involving food stamps

Food stamp recipients will be able to use online delivery services such as Amazon and Walmart to buy groceries under a two-year pilot program that just launched in New York state. The pilot program could benefit recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program who may have trouble getting fresh food from brick-and-mortar stores. About 20% of SNAP participants are either elderly or disabled and face challenges getting healthy food from grocery stores, according to the U.S. Department o


Food stamp recipients will be able to use online delivery services such as Amazon and Walmart to buy groceries under a two-year pilot program that just launched in New York state. The pilot program could benefit recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program who may have trouble getting fresh food from brick-and-mortar stores. About 20% of SNAP participants are either elderly or disabled and face challenges getting healthy food from grocery stores, according to the U.S. Department o
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Amazon, Walmart in online grocery pilot in NY involving food stamps

Food stamp recipients will be able to use online delivery services such as Amazon and Walmart to buy groceries under a two-year pilot program that just launched in New York state.

The program will be expanded to include a handful of other states. It could give Amazon a bigger shot at a lucrative $65 billion market now dominated by supermarkets and superstores such as Walmart.

The pilot program could benefit recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program who may have trouble getting fresh food from brick-and-mortar stores. About 20% of SNAP participants are either elderly or disabled and face challenges getting healthy food from grocery stores, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the food stamp program.

“People who receive SNAP benefits should have the opportunity to shop for food the same way more and more Americans shop for food — by ordering and paying for groceries online,” said USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. “As technology advances, it is important for SNAP to advance, too, so we can ensure the same shopping options are available for both non-SNAP and SNAP recipients.”

The government’s pilot program will focus initially on the Empire State, before expanding to Alabama, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington in coming years, according to USDA.

Overall, SNAP received more than $65 billion in government funding last year and helped some 40 million people. In New York state alone, nearly 3 million people participate in the program, or about 13% of the state’s total population, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Participants in the pilot program won’t be allowed to use their food stamp benefits to pay for service or delivery fees.

Amazon is allowing SNAP participants to obtain free delivery on AmazonFresh orders on purchases $50 or more or to place smaller orders and pay under $10 for shipping. Also, to get free delivery on Prime Pantry orders, the online giant requires purchases of $35 or more or the option of $5.99 shipping for smaller orders.

Regardless, food stamp recipients won’t need to pay for a Prime membership to use their benefits on Amazon as part of the pilot.

“As we expand participating areas throughout the life of the pilot, Amazon believes the program will dramatically increase access to food for more remote customers and help to mitigate the public health crisis of food deserts,” Kristina Herrmann, an Amazon director in charge of the company’s participation in the USDA pilot, wrote in a blog last week.


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T-Mobile just announced how it will use wireless networks to take on the cable industry

T-Mobile said on Thursday that it will begin a trial delivering home broadband service using its wireless network, an example of how mobile carriers are planning their next push into the cable internet business. Bringing wireless service into the home means consumers won’t need to run cables all over the house or rely on a single Wi-Fi router to provide coverage to many rooms. AT&T and Verizon offer a cable-like service using their existing wired networks, but T-Mobile doesn’t. T-Mobile normally


T-Mobile said on Thursday that it will begin a trial delivering home broadband service using its wireless network, an example of how mobile carriers are planning their next push into the cable internet business. Bringing wireless service into the home means consumers won’t need to run cables all over the house or rely on a single Wi-Fi router to provide coverage to many rooms. AT&T and Verizon offer a cable-like service using their existing wired networks, but T-Mobile doesn’t. T-Mobile normally
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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-03-21  Authors: todd haselton, brendan mcdermid
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, cable, network, data, announced, offer, speed, pilot, networks, wireless, tmobile, service, industry, internet, customers


T-Mobile just announced how it will use wireless networks to take on the cable industry

T-Mobile said on Thursday that it will begin a trial delivering home broadband service using its wireless network, an example of how mobile carriers are planning their next push into the cable internet business.

While T-Mobile will use its current 4G LTE network for the pilot, the service will eventually be run on the faster 5G network, which is in the pipeline for T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon.

Bringing wireless service into the home means consumers won’t need to run cables all over the house or rely on a single Wi-Fi router to provide coverage to many rooms. By getting in the door now, T-Mobile can try to establish a base of customers and keep pace with AT&T and Verizon, which are already bringing 5G to the home in select markets.

AT&T and Verizon offer a cable-like service using their existing wired networks, but T-Mobile doesn’t. Since T-Mobile is still waiting for regulatory approval to merge with Sprint, it will use this home internet pilot to make the case that it needs Sprint in an effort to compete with its larger rivals.

“We’re walking the walk and laying the foundation for a world where we can take the fight to Big Cable on behalf of consumers and offer real choice, competition and savings to Americans nationwide,” CEO John Legere said on Thursday in a press release.

T-Mobile’s pilot will allow the company to test the logistics and technology of home wireless before rolling it out more widely. T-Mobile said the service will only be available in select areas and customers in those regions will receive invitations via email from the company sometime this week.

T-Mobile normally throttles data (reduces the speed) after its wireless customers consume a certain amount in a given month. But, for its home pilot, the company said it will offer around 50 megabits per second of LTE data without data caps for $50 per month. That’s not terribly fast — cable networks these days can offer up to a gigabit per second, or about 20 times the speed that T-Mobile is offering.

And those speeds won’t be fast enough if you have several TVs trying to stream Netflix in 4K HDR while someone plays video games in another room. But it’ll be fine for just surfing the internet at home and some degree of streaming.

T-Mobile says it will double its speed to more than 100 mbps by 2024 with its new 5G network.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-03-21  Authors: todd haselton, brendan mcdermid
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, cable, network, data, announced, offer, speed, pilot, networks, wireless, tmobile, service, industry, internet, customers


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