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Biden Hails 5G Delay From Verizon and AT&T in Aviation Dispute

  • Move averts potential flight disruptions over safety worries
  • U.S. agrees not to seek further delays in contested 5G service
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AT&T, Verizon Delay 5G Rollout in Agreement With FAA
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President Joe Biden hailed an accord with AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. to delay by two weeks a new 5G service so airlines and safety officials can take steps to prevent interference with aircraft electronics.

The companies issued separate statements late Monday agreeing to the delay two days before their planned Jan. 5 launch. The action came after a flurry of calls directed at the industry and the White House from aviation groups and as airlines threatened legal action.