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The aviation industry is warning against the rollout of 5G band networks across the country, but one airport in central Illinois says the rollouts are not affecting their airport.

 

Many large airports have warned against the technology next to runways that could interfere with crucial safety equipment essential to pilots in take-off and landing in inclement weather. At Central Illinois Regional Airport, Deputy Director Fran Strebing (STREE-bing) said the new technology is not affecting smaller airports like CIRA but is impacting large airports like O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

 

 

Earlier this week, major cellphone carriers AT&T and Verizon announced they would pause the rollout of the 5G technology near airports.

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