Sunday, March 18, 2012

FCC warns 20 online sellers of GPS jammers

illegal-gps-jammerEarlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced stepped up enforcement of anti-jamming laws, with the intention of removing cell phone, police radar, WiFi and GPS jammers from the market. Now they’ve gone a step further, calling out twenty online sellers of GPS jammers (PDF). Basically, it comes down to this…

The FCC ordered each online retailer to immediately stop marketing signal-jamming devices in the U.S. If a retailer gets a second citation from the FCC, it could face fines ranging from US$16,000 to $112,500, with a separate penalty possible for each device sold or each day a device is marketed, the agency said. Additional violations could result in the seizure of equipment and prison time, the FCC said.

I guess they were just going after retailers who haven’t tried to get the FCC to license their jammers, since LightSquared wasn’t on the list.

Via PC World

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Comments

  1. “I guess they were just going after retailers who haven’t tried to get the FCC to license their jammers, since LightSquared wasn’t on the list.”

    ZING!

    I was thinking the same thing reading through your whole write-up. Nice!

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