LaGuardia’s airport buffer zone covers part of Queens

In densely cities like New York, where residential areas are close to airports, the C-band buffer zones will prevent people in from accessing faster 5G at home. The LaGuardia airport buffer will affect Queens residents who live in parts of Astoria Heights, Jackson Heights, and Flushing, plus anyone going to a Mets game at Citi Field or working in or visiting the prison on Rikers Island. (Incarcerated people aren’t allowed to have phones.)

Las Vegas’s airport buffer zone covers parts of the Vegas Strip

In Las Vegas, the C-band buffer zone partially covers the casinos on the Vegas Strip. Guests at the MGM Grand, Tropicana, Luxor, or Mandalay Bay will only have access to a low-power C-band connection that is at least 30% weaker than a full-strength network. Gamblers probably won’t notice the difference: Electronics are banned at casino tables, and the walls of most casinos are so thick that they block cell service anyway.

San Jose’s airport buffer zone covers Intel, Oracle, and NVIDIA offices

On some of Silicon Valley’s corporate campuses, full C-band coverage won’t be available. The footprints of Oracle, Intel, Ebay, and NVIDIA offices straddle the low power zone. PayPal is entirely within in the low-power area and the soccer stadium it sponsors, PayPal Park, is fully inside the exclusion zone.

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