WASHINGTON (AP) — Flight attendants and airlines say a proposal to allow cellphone calls on airline flights is not a good idea and not what passengers want.

But the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably and it's time to do away with the ban.

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says the commission will take up a plan to allow greater in-flight access to mobile broadband at a commission meeting next month.

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