by Mike Masnick
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 5:18am
Numerous people have talked about the ridiculousness of requiring airplane passengers to put away their iPads or other portable devices during takeoff and landing on airplanes. There used to be excuses about how it could impact the equipment in the plane, but no one actually believes that any more. Now, even FCC boss Julius Genachowski is getting impatient with all of this and has asked the FAA to stop procrastinating and start allowing the use of such devices. The letter, of course, was more polite than that, but makes it clear that the FCC is ready to get on with the show and would like the FAA to finally "enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices."
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Marsha Blackburn Rushes To The Defense Of Awful, Protectionist State Broadband Laws
- Last Week Was A Victory, But The Fight For The Open Internet Is Nowhere Close To Being Done
- Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules
- Senator Asks FCC To Explain Its Involvement In The Proliferation Of Stingray Devices
- The FCC's Historic Day: Voting Yes For Net Neutrality, Voting No On Protectionist State Telecom Law