I always find it refreshing to unplug from all-things-Internet while on vacation. But after a week away I'm back to blogging, and I came across this announcement from T-Mobile in my inbox:
T-Mobile has increased its download speeds for the Miami 4G network to nearly double. It's new theoretical peak download speed is 42 Mbps in South Florida. Theoretical peak... that's kind of like saying in an ideal environment with no one else on the network while standing next to a cell site on a clear day standing on one leg wearing a foil hat when the planets are aligned (or something scientific like that), you could get up to 42 Mbps.
When it comes to the downloads speeds customers could expect on an average day in Miami, T-Mobile didn't say in the release. But it is now selling a T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 laptop connection stick that could take advantage of those potential faster speeds on the network.
Since launching 4G service in Miami last year in June, T-mobile has activated 554 cell sites with 4G service and invested $37 million in South Florida since January 2010.
Aside from South Florida, T-Mobile also increased its theoretical downloads speeds in 51 additional markets, including Florida areas of Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Tampa.