SOME FLIGHTS CANCELED BY AIRLINES AFTER 5G ROLLOUT
Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled by airlines yesterday (January 19th) due to the 5G high-speed wireless service rollout, even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout due to concerns by airlines that it could interfere with altimeters on planes, which measure their altitude. Following warnings from the Federal Aviation Administration and airplane maker Boeing, international airlines that rely on Boeing planes canceled flights or switched to different planes. Airlines that rely most on Airbus jets seemed to be less affected by the new 5G.
According to the Associated Press. Airlines had canceled more than 320 flights by yesterday evening, according to FlightAware, a little over two percent of the total in the U.S. AT&T and Verizon agreed to a reduced 5G rollout near more than 80 U.S. airports while a longer-term solution is reached.
The real question is WHAT IS 5G?
We took a look and found out that 5G is the 5th Generation of cell phone service that allows you to seamlessly connect to lightning fast internet speeds virtually anywhere. For comparison; downloading a movie in 4G would take nearly a full hour, while doing the same in 5G would take around 10 minutes.