"Please switch off all electronic devices" might not exist as a mile-high restriction for much longer.
In a statement released Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to let airline passengers use their mobile and digital devices in-flight.
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"Modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably, and the time is right to review our outdated and restrictive rules," said commission Chairman Tom Wheeler in a statement about the proposal submitted to the FAA.
U.S. passengers are prohibited from using devices until the aircraft is above 10,000 feet. Delta Air Lines and JetBlue are two of the airlines that filed plans with the FAA earlier this year to allow use of approved electronic devices below that altitude.
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