- An FCC panel votes 3-2 in favor of a proposal to end the ban on in-flight phone calls.
- Shares of in-flight WiFi provider Gogo spiked 3.5% on the news and are now in the green (GOGO +0.6%).
- Another federal agency may have a different view, however. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement earlier that given the department's role in consumer protection, his agency wants to determine if a lifting of the ban "is fair to consumers." Foxx noted "consternation among travelers, airlines and airline workers."
FCC panel votes 3-2 in favor lifting ban on in-flight phone calls, Gogo spikes 3.5%
Dec 12 2013, 15:43 ET