Verizon, AT&T reverse course and will delay 5G expansions for two weeks as the FAA requested



Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

In a standoff that’s pitting Verizon, AT&T, and the FCC versus the FAA and the airline industry over the two carrier’s plans to augment their 5G wireless service by using new C-band spectrum, the mobile companies now say they’ve reached an agreement with the Department of Transportation and will delay their rollouts.

Verizon:

We’ve agreed to a two-week delay which promises the certainty of bringing this nation our game-changing 5G network in January, delivered over America’s best and most reliable network

AT&T

At Secretary Buttigieg’s request, we have voluntarily agreed to one additional two-week delay of our deployment of C-Band 5G services. We also remain committed to the six-month protection zone mitigations we outlined in our letter….

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