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UPDATE 2: Senate calls for FAA study of mobile telemetry

Amended to note that the House version of FAA Reauthorization legislation apparently contains a provision for a study of cell phones on passenger aircraft. The Senate version, however, apparently does not. The Senate is calling for a study of aeronautical mobile telemetry (click here for a slightly better idea of what that means). BLOGIt appears […]

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Proving it wants to move very fast…

…the Senate commerce, science and transportation committee has already scheduled a Tuesday mark-up for its version of FAA reauthorization legislation, which DOES NOT include the text of the Hang-Up Act. Will the Senate wrangle with the House over in-flight wireless voice calls? That would seem a petty thing to come to blows about, especially in […]

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In-flight voice calls in the USA – a voice is being heard!

What’s going on with the nefarious Hang-Up Act, which is intended to outlaw the in-flight use of mobile phones for voice communications in the USA, and which has been unceremoniously tucked into FAA reauthorization legislation? Inmarsat’s David Coiley is going to break it all down for attendees at the upcoming WAEA single focus connectivity workshop […]

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House passes in-flight cell phone ban; Senate takes a crack

The US House of Representatives has passed FAA reauthorization legislation that includes an amendment to formally ban the in-flight use of wireless devices for voice communications in the USA. In short, they don’t want you to gab away on your cell phone and piss people off. Now I’m all for reauthorizing the FAA. Bloody hell, lawmakers have […]

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In the name of Internet safety, Big Brother steps forward…

It’s difficult to argue against legislation that is billed as a means of protecting children. As a mother, there is nothing more frightening and repugnant than the knowledge that child predators are lurking about, including on the Internet. So when Republicans last week proposed The Internet Safety Act in the House and Senate to reign […]

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