Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

FCC Chairman Pushes For More Electronic Devices On Flights FCC Chairman Pushes For More Electronic Devices On Flights

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation


FCC Chairman Pushes For More Electronic Devices On Flights

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski encouraged the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday to allow more electronic devices to be safely used during flights.

The FAA is conducting a review of its rules to determine whether more cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices can be used more widely and safely on commercial flights.

"The review comes at a time of tremendous innovation as mobile devices are increasingly interwoven in our daily lives," Genachowski wrote in a letter to acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. "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."


Don't Miss Today's Top Stories


Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter