FCC maintains ban on phone calls during flights

FCC maintains ban on phone calls during flights

The Federal Communications Commission killed a proposal to allow in-flight voice calls via mobile phones after the proposition drew “strong opposition”.

The idea drew “strong opposition” from pilots and flight attendants, the agency said Friday in a four-paragraph order.

The FCC in 2013 proposed allowing mobile telephone conversations above 10,000 feet.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in 2017 signaled the agency would move to kill the proposal, which was created under a predecessor.

“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,” Pai said.

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