By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-4-22

President Joe Biden on Tuesday (Jan. 4) praised stakeholders – including FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel – for the agreement by AT&T and Verizon Communications to delay their rollout of 5G wireless service in the C-band spectrum from January 5 to January 19.

But he also suggested there could still be some air traffic disruptions when 5G does launch in that slice of bandwidth. Biden’s transportation secretary, Pete Buttigieg, had requested the extra two weeks.

That two-week extension will also give the FCC more time to weigh in on the aviation industry petition to stay its two-year-old decision to allow 5G in the C-Band, though FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel’s reaction suggested that stay would no longer be necessary.  » Read More