Satellite comms could be coming to more new phones, and that’s a great thing

Satellite connectivity is a marquee feature of every phone in Apple’s iPhone 14 lineup, but the US government has outlined new plans to make phone-to-satellite linking more accessible to more users in the near future. 

As spotted by PhoneArena (opens in new tab), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has submitted a proposal that would allow mobile carriers like Verizon and AT&T to team up with satellite operators in order to provide mobile coverage in otherwise signal-less areas.