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FCC urges FAA to allow more in-flight device use

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski seeks greater use of portable electronic devices during airplane flights,The Hill reports. In a letter to FAA acting chief Michael Huerta, Genachowski wrote the FAA “should enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices.” The FAA recently formed a committee to reconsider its policies on in-flight device use, and sought public comments on the matter. “This review comes at a time of tremendous innovation, as mobile devices are increasingly interwoven in our daily lives,” Genachowski wrote.

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1

One of the few remaining places on this planet where you can expect a little respite from the loudmouth blabbing on his mobile phone - I really look forward to the long haul flight sat near to Mr Motormouth….

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on December 8, 2012 at 12:16 PM (PDT)

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I don’t care about cell phones one way or the other. I listen to music with headphones from the instant they let me until the instant they make me stop. I just want to be able to read on my Kindle the whole flight. I’ve taken a few business charters in the past few years. You get to use your electronics (other than cellphone) from the moment you sit board to the moment you get off.

Posted by sallenmd on December 9, 2012 at 9:16 PM (PDT)

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Sorry, have to post another comment in order to subscribe.

Posted by sallenmd on December 9, 2012 at 9:17 PM (PDT)

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