FAA Clears 45% of Commercial Planes for 5G

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The Facts

  • After delaying rollout following an ongoing feud with several airlines, AT&T and Verizon will install 5G near US airports starting Wednesday Jan 19.

  • The FAA had initially raised concerns over potential interference from 5G signals, particularly in bad weather.

The Spin

Narrative A

The rollout will cause chaos and major disruptions to the aviation industry and supply chains.

Narrative B

There is no evidence that 5G will cause interference. Precautions are being taken, and agreeing to further delays risks economic harm.

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