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AT&T, Verizon Push Back 5G Rollout Over Concerns About Airplane Interference

• by Tyler Durden

As we discussed below, the aviation industry (still reeling from the disastrous and deadly Boeing 737 Max 8 rollout) warned about potentially deadly accidents that could result from signals interference related to the 5G rollout.

In a statement, an AT&T spokesman said the company wouldn't roll out its 5G service in select areas near a "limited number of towers around certain airport runways as we continue to work with the aviation industry and the (FAA)."

The wireless companies blamed the FAA and the industry for failing to solve this problem sooner.

"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," an AT&T spokesperson said.

President Biden greeted the news with a statement of his own, saying the carriers decision will "avoid potentially devastating disruptions" to travel.

"This agreement protects flight safety and allows aviation operations to continue without significant disruption and will bring more high-speed internet options to millions of Americans. "

The FAA has repeatedly warned about potential interference from the 5G rollout, as we discussed below.