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FCC Streamlines In-Flight Broadband Regulations
Claims Process Should Be Sped Up By 50%
by Karl Bode 09:14AM Monday Dec 31 2012
The FCC has announced that the agency has formulated new rules they claim should help speed up the deployment of in-flight broadband. According to the FCC announcement, the agency has streamlined the airline approval process necessary to operate Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft (ESAA), something the FCC says will speed up deployment of satellite-based in-flight broadband by around 50%. "Whether traveling for work or leisure, Americans increasingly expect broadband access everywhere they go," insisted FCC boss Julius Genachowski in a statement. Of course some airlines haven't installed broadband on numerous planes not because the former ad-hoc application process was too burdensome, but simply because they don't want to pay for it.

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Josh Taylor

@bellsouth.net

In-flight broadband is dangerous for airline safety

I am against these regulations because in-flight broadband causes interference on two-way communications between the plane and the control tower and the operation of the plane which is the aircraft system. If the FCC approves this, planes are going to start crashing. The FCC is going to be blamed by the FAA for the plane crash deaths because of their regulation.

For airline safety, reject this regulation. I'm the sure the FAA doesn't approve this, because the FAA rules prohibits the use of wifi.

Cabal
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Re: In-flight broadband is dangerous for airline safety

Citation needed.
rdmiller

join:2005-09-23
Richmond, VA
Even Karl didn't predict that planes would fall from the sky. So this is way, way out there!

airlinedewd

@cox.net
said by Josh Taylor :

I am against these regulations because in-flight broadband causes interference on two-way communications between the plane and the control tower and the operation of the plane which is the aircraft system. If the FCC approves this, planes are going to start crashing. The FCC is going to be blamed by the FAA for the plane crash deaths because of their regulation.

For airline safety, reject this regulation. I'm the sure the FAA doesn't approve this, because the FAA rules prohibits the use of wifi.

Sorry but you are incorrect. Wifi has been installed in planes since 2001 and yet there has to be a single incident attributed to the use of plane board Wifi. When the system is installed, it is tested to ensure that there is no interference.

Further since it is switched offer during the critical flight phases and all passenger devices are to be off as well, the chance of it ever causing an issue is slim to none.