Biden welcomes Verizon, AT&T agreeing to delay 5G deployment to avert aviation standoff

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U.S. President Biden holds a video conference with farmers, ranchers and meat processors, in Washington

– U.S. President Joe Biden said his administration was committed to rapid 5G deployment while minimizing disruptions to air operations, adding that the agreement by Verizon and AT&T to delay 5G deployment was a “step in the right direction”.

Verizon Communications and AT&T Inc said late on Monday they had agreed to a two-week delay in deploying C-Band wireless spectrum, averting an aviation safety standoff that threatened to disrupt flights starting this week.

“We’re grateful to all parties for their cooperation and good faith”, Biden said in a statement on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru)