FCC chief urges FAA to allow more in-flight use of devices
The tyPad being used on an airplane seat-back tray.
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The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has thrown his agency’s support behind the greater use of portable electronic devices on airplanes during flights.
The Federal Aviation Administration should “enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices,” the FCC’s Julius Genachowski said in a letter today to FAA acting chief Michael Huerta.
The FAA currently prohibits airline passengers from using devices during takeoff and landing for fear that transmissions will interfere with…
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