Change of Heart over Jamming

Rockwell, Mark
July 2006
Wireless Week;7/1/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 14, p16
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a ban by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on individual wireless radio communications jamming, including wireless telephone signals, which carries an $11,000 fine and a year in jail. Devices that can jam signals on a localized basis have found an underground market despite the imposed penalties. Restaurants, movie theaters and even churches used devices to block inappropriate wireless phone use. On the other hand, carriers have remained opposed to signal blocking. INSETS: The Future of Blocking;NATO More Neutral on Jamming.


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