AT&T and other carriers want to hide detailed 5G maps from FCC and public

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AT&T and other mobile carriers are trying to hide detailed 5G maps from the public despite constantly touting the supposed pace and breadth of their 5G rollouts.

With the Federal Communications Commission planning to require carriers to submit more accurate data about broadband deployment, AT&T and the mobile industry’s top lobby group are urging the FCC to exclude 5G from the upgraded data collection.

“There is broad agreement that it is not yet time to require reporting on 5G coverage,” AT&T told the FCC in a filing this week.

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