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CELLPHONES ON PLANES
Conflicted feds: US regulators at odds when it comes to permitting cellphone calls on planes
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:22 PM EST
The government can't seem to make up its mind about whether people should be allowed to make cellphone calls on passenger planes. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn't happen.
Transportation regulates aviation consumer issues. The FCC has responsibility over whether the use of cellphones inflight would interfere with cellular networks on the ground.
Congress is also getting into the act. Lawmakers are pushing legislation to require transportation regulators to implement a ban on the calls.