Paused 5G Expansion Amid FAA Safety Concerns

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On Dec. 5, AT&T and Verizon had planned to roll out new 5G networks using the C-band spectrum, but after hearing concerns raised by the Federal Aviation Administration, the two companies have pushed the date back.

Originally reported by The Wall Street Journal, the decision from the two telecommunications giants came after the Tuesday release of an FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin. This document contained recommendations to the aviation community about the risks associated with AT&T and Verizon’s planned 5G expansions via C-band spectrum on Dec. 5. See https://www.govtech.com/network/at-t-verizon-pause-5g-expansion-amid-faa-safety-concerns for more information.

Download the FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) document for more details.