In a press release Tuesday, Verizon blamed the federal government for the scaled-back deployment around airports. The Federal Aviation Administration and airlines “have not been able to fully resolve navigating 5G around airports, despite it being safe and fully operational in more than 40 other countries,” Verizon wrote. The company states that 5G will help more than 90 million Americans experience a faster and more reliable network.
AT&T also blamed the government for inaction on 5G in a statement. The company wrote: “We continue to work with the aviation industry and the FAA to provide further information about our 5G deployment, since they have not utilized the two years they’ve had to responsibly plan for this deployment.”