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FCC Plans $34.9 Million Fine
Well, that gets our attention.
What we are talking about, in case you are a bit behind in your FCC news, is the FCC's plan to issue the largest fine in its history to a Chinese electronics manufacturer for allegedly marketing 285 models of signal jammers to U.S. consumers for more than two years. This was announced in an FCC press release on June 19 and the fact that a proposed forfeiture merited its own press release seemed notable to us. It's pretty obvious that they take signal jamming seriously. The press release explains:
Signal jamming devices or “jammers” are radio frequency transmitters that intentionally block, jam, or interfere with authorized communications, such as cellphone calls, GPS systems, Wi-Fi networks, and first responder communications. It is a violation of federal law to market, sell, import, or use a signal jammer in the United States and its territories, except in very limited circumstances involving federal law enforcement.