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Aviation, telecom again at odds over 5G

Nov 24, 2022
Airlines and manufacturers say they need more time to retrofit planes to prevent the cell technology from interfering with altimeters.
An airplane flies over a cellular tower disguised as a palm tree as it prepares to land at Los Angeles International Airport.
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The last to use 3G phone service, rural America prepares to do without it

Feb 21, 2022
Wireless companies want to convert the frequencies 3G uses to faster 5G service.
As wireless carriers phase out 3G service in favor of 5G, lower-income residents in rural communities will have to grapple with the costs of upgrading technology.
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Wireless carriers will limit 5G near airports, but airlines are still pushing back

Jan 18, 2022
The airlines have warned that a 5G rollout would cause hundreds of flights to be canceled, diverted or delayed.
After disputes between airlines and wireless carriers, AT&T and Verizon agreed to limit their 5G signals around airport buffer zones.
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Telecoms set to launch new 5G spectrum over FAA objections

Jan 3, 2022
In November, a warning from the Federal Aviation Administration about safety concerns led to AT&T and Verizon postponing the launch.
Despite FAA concerns over interference with altimeters, which helps planes land, Verizon and AT&T are slated to launch their 5G networks this week.
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