FCC soliciting comment on how and where wireless telecom services should be disrupted intentionally

Mark Whittington markwhi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 14:30:30 CST 2012

The interesting thing is that they didn't "turn off" mobile phone service.
 They just turned off the convenience repeaters that they had installed.

Doesn't make it any more right, but might be an important point.  Are they
obligated to run the repeaters?  Should they be?

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 3:26 PM, Robert Stratton <bob at stratton.net> wrote:

> After the Bay Area Rapid Transit folks pre-emptively shut off mobile phone
> service in anticipation of unrest, and without a Federal order, the FCC
> wants to hear opinions on the legality of that. They're asking who
> (localities?, Federal agencies?, etc.) should be able to, and when it is
> appropriate to, turn off things like mobile telephone service.
> They seem primarily focused on the Commercial Mobile Radio Service. Given
> some of the work already done by folks on this list on rapidly-deployable
> communications platforms, I thought some of you might have opinions on this.
> The Public Notice is here:
> http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=6017022424
> --
> --Bob S.
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