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Chairman Wheeler Statement on In-Flight Mobile Services Proposal

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Released: November 21, 2013

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November 21, 2013
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STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN TOM WHEELER ON FCC PROPOSAL TO INCREASE

CONSUMER ACCESS TO IN-FLIGHT MOBILE WIRELESS SERVICES

Washington, D.C. – Chairman Tom Wheeler has issued the following statement:
“Today, we circulated a proposal to expand consumer access and choice for in-flight mobile
broadband. Modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably, and the time is
right to review our outdated and restrictive rules. I look forward to working closely with my colleagues,
the FAA, and the airline industry on this review of new mobile opportunities for consumers.”
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