The FCC is reversing its proposal to allow mobile phone use on planes
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 11/04/2017 16:05
Federal regulators are withdrawing a proposal that would have allowed air travelers to use their cellphones at high altitude.
The proposal — introduced in 2013 by then-chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler — sought to roll back a long-standing regulation that banned the use of cellphones on planes over concerns that cellular signals could interfere with pilot radios. New advances in in-flight communications have minimized those concerns, Wheeler argued at the time, a trend that meant the ban could be lifted.
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