Cell phone and satellite communications have been around for decades, but "as recently as the 1990s, it could have been compared to combining a freezer with an oven or a hunting license with a driver's license," writes Jonathan Cheng in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
"This initiative would classify satcom using one’s smartphone as a'supplement' to one’s cellular service when no cell service is available."
The FCC has opened a "complex, far-reaching proceeding" to integrate the two technologies, and Cheng thinks it's only a matter of time before we see "the possibility of redefining how we think about engaging in every online activity, from social media to telephone, video, browsing, email and online shopping, banking, voting, gaming and more."
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