FCC Wants To Know If It Sometimes Might Be Okay To Jam Cellphones In Interest Of Public Safety

FCC Wants To Know If It Sometimes Might Be Okay To Jam Cellphones In Interest Of Public Safety

Chief among the reasons given by the Federal Communications Commission for outlawing the practice of using signal-jamming devices for cellphones is public safety. With 70% of 911 calls now made on wireless devices, the FCC has argued that deliberately blocking cell signals could put people at risk. That being said, the agency is now willing to hear from people who think it might occasionally be in the public interest to jam wireless signals. [More]