Earlier 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