FCC Does Not Plan to Allow in-Flight Calling
The Federal Communications Commission looks to continue its present policy of no in-flight phone calls. Chairman 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,” Pai said. Pai plans to take that policy off the agenda, terminating the FCC’s 2013 proceeding to relax the rules and allow in-flight calling.
“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.