FCC Head Asks FAA To Loosen E-Reader Rules
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Our last word in business takes us to the moment on a flight when you hear...
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
We'll be taxiing soon. Please turn off your electronic devices. Anything that has an on-off switch, turn it off.
MONTAGNE: And if the device you happen to be holding is an e-reader, like a Kindle, you may be wondering why, why do I turn it off?
GREENE: Why? Well, the Hill newspaper obtained a letter written by the head of the Federal Communications Commission to the Federal Aviation Administration. Julius Genachowski has asked for the FAA to allow wider use of tablets and e-readers.
MONTAGNE: Right now, though, it's all up in the air.
GREENE: That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News.
MONTAGNE: I'm Renee Montagne.
GREENE: And I'm David Greene. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.