With airlines worried about 5G, Verizon and AT&T agree to delay rollout near airports

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An Alaska Airlines plane takes off from Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on Jan. 18, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

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Wireless carriers Verizon and AT&T say they will go ahead with plans to switch on high speed 5G service nationwide Wednesday, except near airports and runways, in response to concerns from airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration that the high tech radio signals could interfere with navigational systems on some aircraft.

Because of those safety concerns,

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