Apparently there is at least one issue that unites Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill--annoying cellphone conversations on airplanes.
Despite a Federal Aviation Administration ruling allowing the use of personal electronic devices throughout flights, a majority of airline passengers still don't, according to a new study.
Following quickly (in bureaucratic terms) on the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to lift most of its restrictions on the use of mobile devices on airplanes, the Federal Communications Commission has put the issue of ending the ban on mobile phone use on planes on its December meeting agenda.
The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to relax the rules for the use of some types of personal electronic devices on airplanes.
The Federal Communications Commission took a step in the right direction last week by proposing a plan to improve in-flight broadband connectivity for airline passengers.
A security researcher has outlined a scary scenario in which a simple smartphone or tablet could be used to redirect planes mid-flight. In fact, researcher Hugo Teso of German IT consultancy N.Runs has even created an Android app that he says allows a virtual plane to be redirected from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
There is good news from Washington for a change. The Federal Aviation Administration is considering lifting the ban on passengers using electronic devices during takeoffs and landings,
Chairman Julius Genachowski of the Federal Communications Commission has sent a letter to Michael Huerta, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, calling for a relaxation of rules regarding the use of electronic devices on airplanes.
The Federal Aviation Administration is rethinking its policy on digital devices, according to New York Times blogger Nick Bilton. In a post over the weekend, Bilton recounted how he contacted the FAA
Sanjiv Ahuja has resigned as CEO of embattled LightSquared following the company's failure to get regulatory approval to operate its 4G LTE network. Ahuja will be replaced by Chief Network Officer