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Proceedings and Initiatives


Part 22 Air to Ground (Biennial Review)
In April 2003, the Commission in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice), undertook a reexamination of the rules governing the provision of air-ground telecommunications services on commercial airplanes in order to enhance the options available to the public. Also proposed, partly in fulfillment of our biennial review responsibilities, was a revision or elimination of certain Part 22 Public Mobile Services (PMS) rules that had become obsolete as the result of technological change, increased competition in the Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS), supervening changes to related Commission rules, or a combination of these factors. This Notice further proposed to recodify certain Part 22 PMS rules to Part 1 of the rules, amend several of the Part 1 rules, and make several conforming amendments to Part 90 of the rules. Comment was also sought on providing licensees of nationwide paging channels flexibility to provide other services and on whether the rules limiting the provision of dispatch service by paging licensees are too restrictive.

Releases

4/3/2007
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
Memorandum Opinion and Order Terminates Proceeding on the Use of Cellular Phones Onboard Aircrafts.
12/9/2006
ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION AND REPORT AND ORDER
This Order on Reconsideration Addresses a Petition for Clarification and Reconsideration Filed by Space Data Corporation and Establishes Competitive Bidding Rules for the 400 MHz and 800 MHz Air-Ground Radiotelephone Services.
4/6/2005
ORDER
Amendment of the Commission's Rules to Facilitate the Use of Cellular Telephones and Other Wireless Devices Aboard Airborne Aircraft.
4/1/2005
ERRATUM
This Erratum Corrects Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Released February 22, 2005.
3/3/2005
ERRATUM
This Erratum Corrects Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Released February 22, 2005.
2/22/2005
REPORT AND ORDER AND NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
By this Order the Commission Intends to Facilitate the Provision of New Innovative Wireless Telecommunications Services, Including Broadband Services, to the Public Onboard Aircraft and to Adopt a Flexible Regulatory Approach to Determining the Configuration of the 800 MHz Band.
12/15/2004
NEWS RELEASE AND STATEMENTS
The Commission Adopts a Flexible Approach for Licensing the 4 MHz Spectrum in the 800 MHz Band Currently Dedicated to Commercial Air-Ground Service. This Action Will Help Bring Broadband Services to the Traveling Public Onboard Aircraft and Lead to Greater Technical, Economic and Marketplace Efficiency for this Spectrum.
4/28/2003
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Amendment of Part 22 of the Commission's Rules To Benefit the Consumers of Air-Ground Telecommunications Services.

Last reviewed/updated on 03/06/2008