US Gov Leaning Towards Blocking In-Flight Calls
The U.S. Department of Transportation is preparing the legal groundwork needed to ban airplane passengers from making cellular voice calls while in the air. The government is no longer worried about the safety of making such calls; rather, it is concerned about the potential for disruption among passengers. The DOT said it is drafting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking it expects to publish in December. This document would officially state the Transportation Department's objections to the idea of airplane travelers making cellular voice calls. The DOT would then open up the matter for comments for a period of time before making a final decision. The FCC paved the way for allowing in-flight cellular calls in late 2013 when it decided the technical reasons for blocking such calls were no longer valid. Since the FCC dropped its objections, many in the public and the government have asked the practice to remain prohibited for the benefit of the traveling public's peace of mind. The DOT, and not the FCC, has final say over the matter.
Dec 17, 2018
Google today said Google Assistant will play a greater role in alerting travelers to delayed flights. The Assistant has been sharing delayed flight predictions since earlier this year.
Feb 26, 2018
A handful of companies have banded together with the goal of bringing real broadband to airplane passengers. The founding members of the Seamless Air Alliance include Sprint, Delta, Airbus, OneWeb, and Airtel.
Mar 13, 2018
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to know more about the Transportation Security Administration's policies concerning searches of electronic devices on domestic flights. As such, the ACLU has file a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the TSA seeking the agency's records.
Jun 29, 2018
ZTE is nearly ready to install a new board of directors, a step required by the U.S. Department of Commerce if the company wants to end the ban on U.S.
But I suppose its fine for them to do it on a bus. Care to explain the difference?
government needs to stay out
By that definition, children should be banned fr...