A Safety Inquiry on 5G Deployments at US Airports Balloons

(From Grid Computing) What began in December as a request for information from the Department of Transportation (DOT) — about potential safety issues with the launch of 5G near US airports — has since escalated. Airlines owners are now warning of more air travel chaos, and foreign airlines are beginning to cancel flights to the United States. .

Earlier this week, US airline CEOs wrote a letter (first published by Reuters) to officials at the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation and the White House National Economic Council expressing their concerns about 5G interfering with the Airline equipment. They have requested “that 5G be rolled out everywhere in the country except for approximately two miles of runways at affected airports,” saying it would allow cellular service to be deployed without broader adverse effects on air travel, shipping, supply chain and medical services. Supply delivery.

AT&T and Verizon agreed to government requests to delay the launch of 5G services within a two-mile radius of the airport’s runways. President Biden said his administration will continue to work toward a long-term solution.

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