December 7, 2012

F.C.C. Calls on F.A.A. to Allow Electronics on Planes

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC, sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday, urging the agency to allow more electronics on airplanes .BIts reports.

quotemarksright.jpgMr. Genachowski said the F.A.A. should “enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices” during flights. The letter was first obtained by The Hill.

The letter, which was addressed to Michael Huerta, the acting administrator of the F.A.A., went on to promote the importance of allowing people to use these devices on planes as more Americans become increasingly reliant on devices for work and pleasure.

“They empower people to stay informed and connected with friends and family, and they enable both large and small businesses to be more productive and efficient, helping drive economic growth and boost U.S. competitiveness,” Mr. Genachowski wrote.

The F.A.A. did not respond to a request for comment.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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