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How the U.S. Messed Up Its New 5G Rollout: ‘It Wasn’t Our Finest Hour’

How the U.S. Messed Up Its New 5G Rollout: ‘It Wasn’t Our Finest Hour’
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By Dow Jones & Company

The Biden and Trump administrations had years of warnings. But the government failed this week to avoid a collision between U.S. telecom companies and airlines over the rollout of new 5G cellular networks.

That failure, rooted in longstanding disagreements over potential risk and a lack of cooperation by U.S. regulators, led to a last-minute scramble that threatened the cancellation of thousands of flights and raised tensions between two powerful industries.

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