FCC Shuts Down Proposal To Allow Cellphones on Airplanes


The Federal Communications Commission has sent out an order ending the proceeding to allow the use of cellphones on commercial flights. The proceeding which began in 2013, sought to set rules around the use of cellphones in flights.

Addressing the matter, Chairman of FCC Ajit Pai said, “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 cellphone calls on planes. 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”, he said.


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