FCC Proposes $48K Fine in Cell Jammer Investigation

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The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a fine of $48,000 against a Seffner, FL man who allegedly jammed consumer cell service from his car over a two year period.

According to the FCC, the man’s jammer operation “could and may have had disastrous consequences by precluding the use of cell phones to reach life-saving 9-1-1 services provided by police, ambulance and fire departments.” The interference was found to take place on a section of Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County. Using complex interference detection techniques, FCC Enforcement Bureau agents were able to find the source of the interference and seized the illegal device from the vehicle.

Read more about the proposed fine for using an illegal jamming device.