AT&T, Verizon delay 5G debut near some airports following warning of 'catastrophic disruption' to travel

AT&T, Verizon delay 5G debut near some airports following warning of 'catastrophic disruption' to travel

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1/19/2022 12:20:00 AM

AT&T, Verizon delay 5G debut near some airports following warning of 'catastrophic disruption' to travel

Chief executives of America's largest airlines warned of 'catastrophic disruption'​ to travel and shipping operations should the technology not be limited around U.S. airports.

Verizon and AT&T are delaying the launch of their 5G technology near some airports just a day before their planned rollouts, the carriers confirmed to CBS News on Tuesday. The delays come after chief executives of America's largest airlines warned of"

catastrophic disruption" to travel and shipping operations should the technology not be limited around U.S. airports. "At our sole discretion we have voluntarily agreed to temporarily defer turning on a limited number of towers around certain airport runways as we continue to work with the aviation industry and the FAA to provide further information about our 5G deployment," an AT&T spokesperson said in a statement.

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Major airlines warn of 'catastrophic disruption' to travel and shipping from 5G debut set for Wednesday by Verizon and AT&TMajor carriers say that, without any changes, the debut set for Wednesday could ground thousands of flights, strand tens of thousands of Americans overseas and severely clog shipping. 🚨 This was the worst crime ever!!! KUMBAYA ?!? 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲 POTUS SenatorSinema Sen_JoeManchin VotingRightsAct USHistory Take your fear mongering and SHOVE IT. Lying Ted SenTedCruz reads 'Green Eggs and Ham from Senate floor' to comfort and cheer up a weary nation... Bipartisanship KUMBAYA 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲 POTUS SenatorSinema SpeakerPelosi VotingRightsAct Sen_JoeManchin EndFilibuster

AT&T and Verizon delay 5G rollout at some airports after airlines warn of disruptions | EngadgetAT&T and Verizon say they will voluntarily delay the deployment of their new C-Band 5G services near some US airports.. They’re gonna give the airplanes Covid! Yeah cos airports are super busy right now with all the ghost flights Why is it then in Australia we have 5G and no problems

Verizon, AT&T will limit 5G around airports after airlines warn of 'catastrophic' disruptionUPDATE: Verizon and AT&T say they will temporarily limit 5G service around some airports, in the wake of airlines warning about 'catastrophic' disruption from this week's rollout. Yeah, the airlines were caught behind the 8 ball on this one! Just bad management on the airlines part. The insatiable, sociopathic greed of the wireless providers should not EVER take precedence over our safety! This is dangerous garbage!

AT&T, Verizon change 5G rollout plans after airlines protestAT&T and Verizon said Tuesday they would change their planned rollout of 5G service to avoid airports after US airline CEOs warned the deployment could have “catastrophic” consequences.

Airlines warn 5G rollout could cause 'catastrophic disruption' to travel and shippingMajor carriers say that, without any changes, the debut set for Wednesday could ground thousands of flights, strand tens of thousands of Americans overseas and severely clog shipping.

AT&T, Verizon to delay 5G deployment near certain airports after airlines' warningAT&T and Verizon will be delaying their rollout of 5G wireless service near certain airports after the airline industry raised concerns.

02:10 Verizon and AT&T are delaying the launch of their 5G technology near some airports just a day before their planned rollouts, the carriers confirmed to CBS News on Tuesday. The delays come after chief executives of America's largest airlines warned of" catastrophic disruption " to travel and shipping operations should the technology not be limited around U.S. airports.  "At our sole discretion we have voluntarily agreed to temporarily defer turning on a limited number of towers around certain airport runways as we continue to work with the aviation industry and the FAA to provide further information about our 5G deployment," an AT&T spokesperson said in a statement. Verizon said its technology, which is intended to increase speed, reliability and power for more than 90 million Americans, will launch Wednesday as planned, but with the temporary limit around airports.  It comes after Verizon and AT&T delayed the launch of their new C-Band 5G service due to warnings from airlines and aircraft manufacturers that it may disrupt altitude measurement devices used by planes.  President Biden thanked the companies for the temporary delay, saying it"protects flight safety and allows aviation operations to continue without significant disruption and will bring more high-speed internet options to millions of Americans." Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg also issued a statement, writing that"we appreciate the wireless companies working with us to protect the flying public and the country's supply chain."  A Monday letter sent to Buttigieg and other U.S. government officials warned of"economic calamity" and said"the nation's commerce will grind to a halt" should the 5G launch be implemented near airports.  "We are writing with urgency to request that 5G be implemented everywhere in the country except within the approximate two miles of airport runways as defined by the FAA on January 19, 2022," airline CEOs said in the letter.  AT&T said it is frustrated by the FAA's"inability to do what nearly 40 countries have done, which is to safely deploy 5G technology without disrupting aviation services, and we urge it do so in a timely manner." The Verizon statement echoed that statement, noting that the technology is"safe and fully operational" in dozens of other countries.  It said the aviation industry and the FAA"have not utilized the two years they've had to responsibly plan for this deployment." Trending News