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January 21, 2022

ALPA Issues Statement on 5G Delay

'Passengers Deserve a Commitment from the Telecom Companies Not to Launch 5G Near Airports Until a Permanent Fix is Found'

Capt. Joe DePete, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, made a statement in reference to the recent postponement of AT&T and Verizon's 5G network rollout. The issue has been a running dispute, with 2 of the biggest cell carriers scaling back deployment of their shiny new (and terribly expensive) toy in the hopes of maintaining high standards of aviation safety. The companies have given face to the FAA and industry bodies by complying with their terms, from postponing of network activation from December to Early January, then mid-January again.

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