Source: B.N. Frank
American opposition to 5G technology has been ongoing for years due to various significant risks associated with it. In December 2021, AT&T and Verizon agreed to delay expansion until January 5 due to warnings about aviation safety risks (see 1, 2). Airlines, the Federal Aviation Association (FAA), and transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg asked for more time but the telecoms rejected that request until late last night.
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AT&T and Verizon will delay 5G expansion over aircraft interference concerns
AT&T and Verizon won’t start rolling out their C-band 5G service on January 5th after all. The carriers have agreed to comply with a request from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department to push back their 5G expansion by two more weeks. Authorities asked the companies for extra time to investigate concerns regarding possible interference with aircraft systems and electronics.