AT&T and Verizon are moving forward with their 5G expansion plans -- despite a request from the U.S. government to delay the project...
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The FAA and Transportation Department want the rollout delayed, concerned about possible impacts on airplane and airport controls.
But the companies have refused, claiming that 5G technology is "every bit as essential to our country’s economic vitality, public safety and national interests as the airline industry".
"France provides a real-world example of an operating environment where 5G and aviation safety already co-exist," the CEOs wrote. "If US airlines are permitted to operate flights every day in France, then the same operating conditions should allow them to do so in the United States."
The 5G rollout is scheduled to launch on Wednesday.
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