WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The chairman of the House
Transportation Committee and the head of an aviation
subcommittee urged AT&T and Verizon Communications
to delay some 5G deployments set for Wednesday around key U.S.
Representative Peter DeFazio, the committee chair, and
Representative Rick Larsen, who chairs an aviation subcommittee,
said the Federal Aviation Administration and aviation industry
must have "more time to thoroughly assess the risks of
deployment in order to avoid potentially disastrous disruptions
to our national airspace system."
Major passenger and cargo airlines on Monday urged the
delay, warning of an impending "catastrophic" aviation crisis.
(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Himani Sarkar)