U.S. FAA details 50 airports that will have 5G buffer zones By Reuters

U.S. FAA details 50 airports that will have 5G buffer zones By Reuters
U.S. FAA details 50 airports that will have 5G buffer zones © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A contract crew from Verizon installs 5G telecommunications equipment on a tower in Orem, Utah, U.S. December 3, 2019. Picture taken December 3, 2019. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo

By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday disclosed a list of 50 U.S. airports that will have buffer zones when wireless carriers turn on new 5G C-band service on Jan. 19.

AT&T (NYSE:) and Verizon Communications (NYSE:) on Monday agreed to buffer zones around 50 airports to reduce the risk of disruption from potential interference to sensitive airplane instruments like altimeters. They also agreed to delay deployment for two weeks, averting an aviation safety standoff.

The list includes airports in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Detroit, Dallas, Philadelphia, Seattle and Miami.

The FAA said…

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