The good thing here is that the new rules by the FCC are designed to speed things up for the airlines and their passengers.
Previously, companies were FCC-approved to provide in-flight Internet services on a case-by case basis. The new rules will open up the playing field to hasten the application process, as each proposal will be reviewed for its compliance with existing protocol.
In a report today from CNET.com,FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said the new rules will help meet the demands of American travelers.
"These new rules will help airlines and broadband providers offer high-speed Internet to passengers, including by accelerating by up to 50 percent the processing of applications to provide broadband on planes," Genachowski said in a statement.