The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) filed comments on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Notice of Policy and Request for Comments on Passenger Use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) on Board Aircraft. The group offers strong support of the FAA’s examination of its policies, guidance and procedure that aircraft operators use when determining if passenger use of personal electronics devices (PEDs) may be allowed during any phase of an aircraft flight. Specifically, TIA explained that no new standardization efforts or regulations are needed for PED emissions and that the FAA should maintain the competitive in-flight wireless broadband market by incorporating technology- and competitively neutral principles into its decision-making process.

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Companies, Orgs Want Broadband Subsidy

More than 50 groups and organizations signed a letter last week asking Congress to make the Emergency Broadband Benefit program permanent. “It’s time for Congress to adopt a long-term federally-funded

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