Pittsburgh International Airport one of 50 sites to see delay of new 5G spectrum rollout

PITTSBURGH — The Federal Aviation Administration announced that Pittsburgh International Airport would be one of 50 airports to feature a “buffer zone” from a new band of 5G service, which telecommunications giants AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) plan to activate on Jan. 19.

The announcement comes as part of an agreement between the FAA and the two companies, the latter of which opted to delay the rollout of the service by more than two weeks after initially planning to activate it at the beginning of the new year. Now, the two companies will hold off on turning the service on at these sites with buffer zones for at least an additional six months while the FAA continues to conduct testing.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times.