One step closer to using your cellphone on your next flight?
Share Now on:
This final note today, in which we give thanks for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3 to 2 today to have a look at whether cellphones ought to be allowed on airplanes.
We’ve known that’s been coming for a while now.
And the head of the FCC said even if they do approve cellphone use, it’ll be up to individual airlines as to whether or not they’ll allow them.
Here’s where the Transportation Department comes in.
Secretary Anthony Fox rode to the rescue today. He said his department will have the final say, thank you very much.
So…there’s hope yet.
As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.
Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.
Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.