Tuesday April 11, 2017

FCC Kills Plan to Allow Mobile Phone Conversations on Flights

You won’t be able to annoy everyone in your cabin with an hours-long mobile phone conversation after all, as the FCC has just killed their 2013 proposal for allowing cell phone calls on planes. The plan drew obvious criticism from both passengers and airline workers; I don’t know why it was even considered.

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آ…FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday killed his agency's 2013 proceeding that sought to relax rules governing the use of mobile phones on airplanes. Under the FCC proposal, airlines would have decided if they allowed mobile phone conversations during flights. "I stand with airline pilots, flight attendants, and America's flying public against the FCC's ill-conceived 2013 plan to allow people to make cell phone calls on planes," Pai said a statement. "I do not believe that moving forward with this plan is in the public interest. Taking it off the table permanently will be a victory for Americans across the country who, like me, value a moment of quiet at 30,000 feet."