Statement of Commissioner Clyburn on Inflight Mobile Wireless Services
Federal Communications Commission
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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
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November 25, 2013
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STATEMENT OF FCC COMMISSIONER MIGNON L. CLYBURN
ON INFLIGHT MOBILE WIRELESS SERVICES“Clearly, the travelling public is concerned about three things-- (1) safety, (2) security,
and (3) a reasonable zone of silence.
Government has well defined roles concerning the safety and security of Americans. But
when it comes to providing a reasonable zone of silence, things are not so well defined.
I think it's best to let competition and the marketplace regulate passenger engagements in
flight. For while it is impossible for us to impose a gag rule on the flying public, I feel certain the
airlines can, and will, find a workable solution.”
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