AT&T, Verizon delay new 5G service after Buttigieg request

By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer

AT&T and Verizon say they will delay new 5G wireless service for two weeks, putting off a planned start this Wednesday.

The company says it's delaying the launch after a request from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and concern about possible interference with systems on board planes.

AT&T and Verizon had planned to launch the new 5G service on Wednesday in many U.S. cities.

Last week, a trade group for the airline industry asked the Federal Communications Commission to delay the so-called C-Band 5G service around airports.

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