AT&T, Verizon Delay Launching 5G Near Airports

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AT&T and Verizon announced Tuesday that they would delay activating 5G on some towers around certain airports.

The wireless technology’s rollout near major airports had been scheduled for Wednesday, but airlines warned of dire consequences for transportation and the economy.

AT&T and Verizon made announcements they voluntarily limited 5G networks despite disappointment in the FAA and airlines across the nation.

“We are 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,” explained AT&T spokeswoman Megan Ketterer.

ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone joins The Pat Thurston Show to explain why AT&T is delaying their 5G network near airports.

Sascha Segan, lead analyst at PCMagazine – the leading authority on technology, delivering labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services – talks to Pat Thurston about the new 5G technology which the airlines are complaining about.

Mark Thompson explains why AT&T and Verizon are delaying their 5G rollout in “Stories From The Sky”.

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