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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. 


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Categories: Internet
Companies: FCC
Countries: United States
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