AT&T, Verizon reject US government request to delay 5G service
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The chief executives of Verizon and AT&T rejected the U.S. government's request to postpone Wednesday's rollout of the new 5G wireless service due to concerns over aviation safety.
On Sunday, the telecommunications giants sent a joint letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson, arguing that activating 5G C-band service would be "to the detriment of our millions of consumer, business and government customers."
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"We care deeply about the safety of our customers, employees, and families, all of whom fly domestically and internationally for business and pleasure," Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg and AT&T CEO John Stankey wrote in the letter obtained by FOX Business. "Our two companies are deeply committed to public safety and national security, and fortunately, the question of whether 5G operations can safely coexist with aviation has long been settled."
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