5G near airports – level 1

25-01-2022 07:00

US airlines worry about new 5G towers near airports. They say that the towers are dangerous.

Planes use many sensitive tools. For example they use an altimeter. The altimeter shows how high the plane is above the ground. The 5G towers can make problems. The biggest telecommunication companies turn off the 5G towers near airports. Some of the biggest airlines in the world already cancel flights to and from the US.

Thousands of planes fly across the US every day. Officials must quickly find a way to solve the problem. Some airlines worry that their planes will not be able to fly. It can be a big problem for American travelers.

Difficult words: 5G tower (a tall structure that sends the newest and fastest Internet network), sensitive (when something responds to very small changes), telecommunication company (a company which runs phones, Internet, and other things).

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