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AT&T, Verizon rejecting request to delay 5G wireless service

AT&T, Verizon rejecting request to delay 5G wireless service
Posted at 10:46 AM, Jan 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-03 11:50:06-05

AT&T and Verizon are rejecting a request from the FAA to delay the rollout of their new 5G wireless services any further.

The cellphone carriers sent a letter Sunday saying they plan to start it up on Wednesday after they had already agreed to a costly delay.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had expressed concern that the 5G launch could potentially disrupt the airline industry.

But AT&T and Verizon Communications argue the potential interference from 5G signals can be mitigated.

The wireless companies believe any further delays would be to detrimental to millions of customers.