Commentary and Analysis

Comment: Airline WiFi court clash renews attention on EU’s regulatory white elephant
Author:Magnus Franklin

In Brief

A dispute over WiFi on planes that has escalated to the EU courts has returned public attention to a decade-old EU decision to earmark airwaves for satellite connectivity. The timing is bad news for the European Commission, which is grappling with the EU's checkered history of frequency regulation just as officials are asking national governments to award them greater powers.

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