Friday, December 28, 2012

FCC Announces New Rules For In-Flight Internet

For those of you who travel often, whether it be for business or pleasure, the FCC brings good news! Back on December 6th, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski sent a letter to the FAA urging them that they should 'enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices.' The new rules have since been announced and are currently in the process of being implemented. Genachowski has stated that, "These new rules will help airlines and broadband providers offer high-speed Internet to passengers, including by accelerating by up to 50 percent the processing of applications to provide broadband on planes. This will enable providers to bring broadband to planes more efficiently, helping passengers connect with friends, family, or the office."