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

Andre Kesteloot andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Mon Mar 5 16:08:53 CST 2012

On 3/5/2012 15:47 PM, Robert Stratton wrote:
>> 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

If they keep doing that, people will just find a work-around, such s Ham 
Radio repeaters  :-)
Long live ham Radio

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