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Major airlines warn of "catastrophic disruption" to travel and shipping from 5G debut set for Wednesday by Verizon and AT&T

The chief executives of America's largest airlines warned of a "catastrophic disruption" to travel and shipping operations if telecommunication companies roll out their 5G technology as planned Wednesday without limiting the technology near U.S. airports. On Tuesday, AT&T and Verizon both confirmed to CBS News that they have voluntarily agreed...

Verizon and AT&T delay 5G rollout near airports after airlines express concerns

The two telecom giants have agreed to limit the 5G rollout amid concerns that the high-speed wireless service could interfere with safety equipment on some aircraft. Verizon and AT&T are rolling out long-awaited 5G service across the country today, except near many airports. The two telecom giants agreed yesterday to limit the service amid concerns that 5G could interfere with safety equipment on some aircraft.

Airlines renew warnings of travel disruption from 5G rollout

The airline industry is raising the stakes in a showdown with AT&T and Verizon over the telecom companies’ plan to launch new 5G wireless service this week, warning that thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the rollout takes place near major airports. CEOs of the nation’s...

AT&T, Verizon delay rollout of 5G near airports as airlines warn of 'incalculable' damage to economy

AT&T and Verizon will hold off on rolling out 5G within 2 miles of airports when the rest of their 5G networks go live Wednesday – a move lauded by the White House. "As the nation’s leading wireless provider, we have voluntarily decided to limit our 5G network around airports," Verizon said Tuesday. "The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and our nation’s airlines have not been able to fully resolve navigating 5G around airports, despite it being safe and fully operational in more than 40 other countries."

5G wireless — yet another reason to fear flying

News images of long lines at airports with COVID-19 testing nightmares, delayed flights and exhausted passengers are putting a damper on holiday travel at the busiest time of the year. More than 2,000 flights have been canceled globally on Monday as more airline staff and crew are calling out sick as the omicron variant spreads.

Boeing, Airbus urge delay to 5G internet rollout

Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun and Airbus Americas CEO Jeffrey Knittel on Monday urged the Biden administration to delay planned deployment of new 5G wireless services, saying it could harm aviation safety. Bryan Wood reports.
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Verizon shows off C-band speeds amid battle with airlines

Verizon offered some analysts and media a peak at its planned 5G deployment in C-band spectrum – early test results showed speeds up to 1 Gbit/s – but the carrier's efforts were overshadowed by increasingly heated rhetoric from airline executives. According to Reuters, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby...