Study: Electronic device use up 24.3% this year from 2012

05/22/2013 | USA Today

A study by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University found that electronic device use went up 24.3% this year from last year. This marks the fourth consecutive year that device usage has increased, but the Federal Aviation Administration does not allow devices to be on during takeoffs and landings. "The FAA ban has far greater consequences today than it did when we began our research three years ago," says Marisa Schulz, a researcher and assistant director of the Chaddick Institute. "Business travelers especially feel the pain of the FAA ban. Work gets cut short when electronic devices must be turned off."

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