The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formally published the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding its proposal to lift the ban on cellphone usage in flight. The NPRM allows 30 days for public comment, through February 14, 2014.
“This rule change would give airlines the option to decide if they want to introduced inflight cell phone services in the US”, explained Ian Dawkins, CEO of inflight connectivity company OnAir. “Airlines across the world already allow passengers to use their phones to tweet, text, email and talk. Over four and a half million people take up the option every year and there have been no reported complaints about disruption.”