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Biden welcomes Verizon, AT&T agreeing to delay 5G deployment to avert aviation standoff

Biden welcomes Verizon, AT&T agreeing to delay 5G deployment to avert aviation standoff
Biden welcomes Verizon, AT&T agreeing to delay 5G deployment to avert aviation standoff   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022
By Reuters

– U.S. President Joe Biden said his administration was committed to rapid 5G deployment while minimizing disruptions to air operations, adding that the agreement by Verizon and AT&T to delay 5G deployment was a “step in the right direction”.

Verizon Communications and AT&T Inc said late on Monday they had agreed to a two-week delay in deploying C-Band wireless spectrum, averting an aviation safety standoff that threatened to disrupt flights starting this week.

“We’re grateful to all parties for their cooperation and good faith”, Biden said in a statement on Tuesday.