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FCC Approves In-flight High-speed Internet Access  
User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3084 times:


"Federal regulators voted Wednesday to give airline passengers high-speed Internet connections while they fly.

The unanimous vote by the Federal Communications Commission means air travelers could be surfing the Web by 2006."


"The FCC approved a measure to restructure how frequencies for such "air-to-ground" services are used and allow the airlines to offer wireless high-speed Internet connections."


"The FCC also voted to solicit comments from the public about ending the ban on in-flight use of cell phones. Among the issues to consider are whether passengers want to be surrounded by cell phone conversations. "

"The timeline on when air travelers would be able to start using cell phones in flight is murkier, in part because both the FCC and the Federal Aviation Administration ban the practice.

The FCC took up the issue Wednesday in an effort to start public discussion, and commissioners might eventually relax the rules or lift the ban entirely. Of most concern to FCC officials is how using a cell phone in an airplane would interfere with cell phone use on the ground. "


Overall, good news, IMHO. I do pray that cell phones will NOT be allowed, however.

"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6610 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3078 times:


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 9220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3042 times:

That's very good news - especially for longer flights.

The problem in the US is that there are not that many airlines that have the cash to buy into a heavy participation under current purchase plans.

I would love to see Boeing come up with "Plan B", where they provide the equipment (which would be wireless) and they take a much larger share of the revenues. In that environment you would see wireless internet being rolled out as fast as Boeing can deliver the hardware.

User currently offlineEyesinthesky From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

The first SAS flight with wireless internet flys CPH-SEA-CPH on Friday 17DEC.


User currently offlineBIGBlack From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

This will bring more people to the sky


Someone special in the air
User currently offlineAnnoyedfa From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

This will make me sick to my stomach. It's bad enough no one listens now. Now the thought of people talking on their cell phones during a flight is sickening. There's no need for it. Make your phone calls before you leave and when you get back on the ground! UGH!

"TWA... One Mission, Yours."
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