FCC Upholds In-Flight Cellphone Ban

Cellphones will stay banned from use during air travel, the FCC confirmed in an order released late Tuesday.

The FCC said there was “insufficient technical information” on if cellphones would muck up ground networks, but might “reconsider this issue in the future if appropriate technical data is available for our review.”

Seems more like the flood of letters from travelers not wanting to be stuck next to a noisebox should’ve been the reason. Cause, you know, why should cellphones be jamming networks on the ground from the air anymore than they do when you’re using them normally? — BEN POPKEN

in Flight Phone Ban [AP]
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