Airlines ask feds to keep 5G C-Band away from airports

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The CEOs of the nation’s largest airways and transport carriers are asking for “rapid intervention” to dam AT&T and Verizon from launching a part of their extremely anticipated 5G network inside two miles of airports.

At difficulty is 5G’s C-Band, which wi-fi carriers invested billions on final yr. Rollout is supposed to start Wednesday, however business group Airways for America says the frequency may intrude with gadgets that measure airplane altitude and impression security.

“Airplane producers have knowledgeable us that there are large swaths of the working fleet that will should be indefinitely grounded,” Airways for America wrote Monday in a letter signed by the CEOs of Delta, American, United, Southwest, FedEx, UPS and extra, who serve on the group’s board

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