Word on the Street: FCC considering lifting cellphone ban on airplanes

The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting the cellphone ban on airplanes once the plane is above 10,000 feet. The FCC says it will be

An Associated Press poll released Wednesday found that just 19 percent of Americans support cellphones on planes.

An Associated Press poll released Wednesday found that just 19 percent of Americans support cellphones on planes. (12/12/13)

BROOKLYN - The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting the cellphone ban on airplanes once the plane is above 10,000 feet.

The FCC says it will be up to each airline to decide whether or not they want to allow the use of cellphones. An Associated Press poll released Wednesday found that just 19 percent of Americans support using a cellphone on planes.

Some residents say that a lift on the ban would be a bad thing because it might disrupt people's relaxation and privacy. Others feel that it's important to be able to contact loved ones while traveling in case of an emergency.
 

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