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American, Southwest, Other Airlines Warn Of Chaos From Imminent Verizon, AT&T 5G Rollout

NORTH TEXAS (CBSNEWS.COM) — The chief executives of American, Southwest and other US airlines warned of a "catastrophic disruption" to travel and shipping operations if telecommunication companies roll out their 5G technology as planned Wednesday without limiting the technology near airports.

Verizon and AT&T have already delayed the launch of their new C-Band 5G service twice due to warnings from airlines and aircraft manufacturers concerned that the new system might interfere with the devices planes use to measure altitude.

Emirates Airlines, which serves DFW Airport, announced it was suspending service to Texas until further notice because of 5G concerns.

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