FCC Formalizes Rules For Satellite-Based Wireless On Planes
The FCC today established formal rules for the approval of certain types of broadband services for aircraft. The new rules apply to satellite-based services such as that offered by Row 44, used by Southwest Airlines. Until today, such services could only be approved on a case-by-case "ad hoc" basis. The new rules streamline the process, making it easier to roll out such services. Such services connect planes to the Internet via space satellites, and can be used to provide a variety of services onboard aircraft, including Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, cellular service, and live television. Rules already exist for competing services that connect planes directly to the ground using a network of cell towers with upward-facing antennas, such as GoGo.
First Net Neutrality Case to Reach Court in Early December
USTelecom and other opponents to the FCC's net neutrality rules will have their first day in court come December. The U.S.
FCC Girds for Privacy Battle with Internet Firms
The FCC is prepared to propose new rules governing the use of consumer data by broadband providers, both wired and wireless. The proposal is meant to help protect the data generated by millions of people who use internet services every day.
Appeals Court Upholds FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today upheld the FCC's 2015 net neutrality rules.
FCC Puts Ombudsman In Charge of Net Neutrality Complaints
The FCC today appointed Parul P. Desai to serve as the Open Internet ombudsperson.