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LA building's lights interfere with cellular network, FCC says

alphadogg (971356) writes | about 7 months ago

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alphadogg (971356) writes "When a certain Los Angeles office building lights up, it's a dark day for nearby cellphone users, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Fluorescent lights at Ernst & Young Plaza, a 41-story tower near the heart of downtown, emit frequencies that interfere with the Verizon Wireless 700MHz network, the agency said in a citation issued against the building owner. The FCC's message comes through loud and clear in the filing: the building owner could be fined up to $16,000 a day if it keeps using the interfering lights, up to a total of $112,500. The alleged violation could also lead to "criminal sanctions, including imprisonment," the citation says."
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I blame ... (1)

HexaByte (817350) | about 7 months ago | (#46199987)

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I blame it all on Beta.

Re:I blame ... (1)

JohnVanVliet (945577) | about 7 months ago | (#46200043)

flame

Re:I blame ... (1)

HexaByte (817350) | about 7 months ago | (#46200157)

RTFA dude, is says nothing about fire.

However, the lighting was probably pushed out without being fully tested, - just like BETA!

Re:I blame ... (1)

JohnVanVliet (945577) | about 7 months ago | (#46200489)

did you RTFA ????

the ballasts that are used have a known issue and were recalled

it has NOTHING to do with /. beta

Ridiculous (1)

Hamsterdan (815291) | about 7 months ago | (#46200119)

Why should they have to replace their lighting? The 700 Mhz band was used for TV just a couple years ago (channels 52-69). Who sold that spectrum to Verizon? The Freakin' FCC...

 

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