Why AT&T & Verizon Agreed To 2 Week Delay Of 5G Rollout On C-Band Frequencies: To Avoid Aviation Crisis!
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The impending national rollout of 5G on the C-Band — a radio frequency band between 3.7 and 4.2 GHz — has turned into a turf war between two powerful government agencies. Both the FCC, which governs spectrum, and the FAA, which governs aviation safety, say 5G and safe air travel can co-exist, but at the moment they are at loggerheads in determining exactly how. AT&T and Verizon previously agreed to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s request for a voluntary two-week delay of their 5G rollouts on C-Band frequencies. The two telecoms giants have collectively spent $67 billion on C-Band licenses and had planned to launch new 5G service tomorrow in many U.S. cities. But in an end-of-year move on December 30, Airlines for America, a trade group representing the airline industry, filed an emergency petition asking regulators to temporarily block the deployment. The petition cited an airworthiness directive issued earlier this month by the FAA, which deemed it unsafe to rely on cockpit safety systems in the presence of 5G transmitters in the C-Band. The agency warned that the 5G rollout would cause major inconveniences for the flying public. “These limitations could prevent dispatch of flights to certain locations with low visibility, and could also result in flight diversions,” according to the document, in the video published on Jan 7, 2022, “5G Turf War: Why The Government Asked AT&T and Verizon To Pause Their 5G Expansion | Forbes“, below:
Veteran airline pilot Les Abend joins Shep Smith to report on the difficulties airlines executives say 5G service could cause for airplane navigation systems, in the video published on Jan 17, 2022, “Airline executives sound alarm over 5G concerns“, below:
Development of 5G had been around since 2016, so airlines had plenty of time to prepare for the rollout. United Airline executive is asking Biden administration to intervene to delay the rollout over aviation safety concern.
The chief executives of major U.S. passenger and cargo carriers warned of an impending aviation crisis in less than 36 hours, when AT&T and Verizon are set to deploy new 5G service, in the video published on Jan 18, 2022, “Major U.S. airlines warn of imminent 5G crisis“, below:
Airlines are alleging 5G could disrupt thousands of flights every day, in the video published on Dec 16, 2021, “Airlines concerned over 5G interference“, below:
Ylan Mui reports U.S. officials are asking telecommunication companies such as AT&T and Verizon to delay its rollout of 5G technology due to aviation safety concerns. For access to live and exclusive video, in the video published on Dec 31, 2021, “US officials ask AT&T, Verizon to delay 5G rollout over aviation safety concerns”, below:
Transportation and airline officials are warning that a critical instrument used by pilots could be impacted when AT&T and Verizon’s 5G phone towers go live on Wednesday. The wireless companies say the technology is already running in other countries, and agreed to decrease signals around airports, in the video published on Jan. 3, 2022, “Airlines Warm Of Possible Disruptions Ahead Of 5G Rollout”, below:
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