Reply to post: No Jamming

Did last night's US presidential debate Wi-Fi rip-off break the law?

John Savard Silver badge

No Jamming

Using an electronic jammer is illegal, but simply ejecting people from private property for not following the rules has nothing to do with the FCC. Thus, hospitals and prisons, for different reasons, prohibit unauthorized use of cell phones on their premises. In the case of prisons, enforcing it with a jammer would be useful, but it isn't allowed.

Possibly, though, since they are engaged in selling Wi-Fi services, they would still come under FCC jurisdiction for other reasons, so it's not impossible they ran afoul of something, but it isn't the usual rule governing this sort of thing that has cropped up in many previous news stories.

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