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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