0
Internet

FCC adopts rules to speed deployment of internet on aircraft

Monday 31 December 2012 | 09:24 CET | News

The US Federal Communications Commission has announced it has adopted a Report and Order establishing rules to help speed  the deployment of internet services onboard aircraft. The Commission's action enables broadband providers to meet increasing consumer demands and promotes the economic growth and job-creating impacts of ubiquitous broadband. The action also continues the FCC's efforts to update and streamline regulatory requirements across the agency.

Since 2001, the Commission has authorised a number of companies, on an ad hoc basis, to operate Earth Stations Abroad Aircraft (ESAA), earth stations on aircraft communicating with Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) geostationary-orbit (GSO) space stations. The Report and Order formalises ESAA as a licensed application in the FSS and establishes a regulatory framework for processing applications while ensuring other radio service operations are protected from harmful interference. 

Rather than have to license on-board systems on an ad hoc basis, airlines will be able to test systems that meet FCC standards, establish that they do not interfere with aircraft systems and get FAA approval. 

By reducing administrative burdens on both applicants and the Commission, the new rules should allow the Commission to process ESAA applications up to 50 percent faster, enhancing the competition in an important sector of the mobile telecommunications market in the US and promoting the widespread availability of internet access to aircraft passengers. 


Categories: Internet
Companies: FCC
Countries: United States
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






40%
Telenet has more than 40% of total fixed consumer revenues in Belgium
Belgium  |  2014 Q2

Calendar   /   Industry Events

27 Oct Twitter Q3 2014
27 Oct Meru Networks Q3 2014
27 Oct Net Insight Q3 2014
27 Oct PMC-Sierra Q3 2014
27 Oct Ooredoo Q3 2014
27 Oct Telecoms Social Network Summit
28 Oct KPN Q3 2014
28 Oct Grameenphone Q3 2014
28 Oct Digital Realty Q3 2014
28 Oct Harris Corporation Q1 2014/25
28 Oct Telio Q3 2014
28 Oct Extreme Networks fiscal Q1
28 Oct T-Mobile US Q3 2014
28 Oct Facebook Q3 2014
28 Oct Internap Q3 2014
28 Oct Synchronoss Q3 2014
28 Oct Inphi Q3 2014
28 Oct Extreme Networks Q3 2014
28 Oct AppliedMicro Q3 2014
28 Oct WIFI World Summit
28 Oct Powering the Cloud
28 Oct Rich Communication 2014
29 Oct Telenor Q3 2014
29 Oct STMicroelectronics Q3 2014
29 Oct Glu Mobile Q3 2014
29 Oct JDSU Q3 2014
29 Oct Arris Q3 2014
29 Oct Peregrine Semiconductor Q3 2014
29 Oct TE Connectivity Q3 2014
29 Oct Myanmar Mobile Services
::: More Calendar Items