U.S. agency affirms it will not allow on fligth mobile phone use.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Monday that it had completed a 2013 regulatory proceeding that sought to lift the ban on in-flight cell phone use by U.S. airlines.

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The FCC indicated in 2013 that it would consider allowing air travelers to make cell phone calls at an altitude of about 10,000 feet. The president of the FCC, Ajit Pai, in 2017 recommended finishing the procedure, according to Reuters.

The commission in closing the procedure noted strong opposition from U.S. airline pilots and flight attendants and said that “the record is insufficient to determine any reasonable solution that achieves an appropriate balance of competing interests.

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