The Federal Communications Commission is considering green-lighting the use of cellphones and mobile broadband services on airplanes above 10,000 feet.
The agency, which has restricted the use of cellular devices for making phone calls or surfing the Web in-flight, is circulating a proposed rulemaking among its commissioners. The agency will introduce the item at its December open meeting, and will then allow for public comment on the proposal.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said Thursday that it's important for the FCC to keep up with changing technology.
"Modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and … Read more