wifi blocking [was Re: Marriott wifi blocking]

Roy r.engehausen at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 03:28:32 UTC 2014


On 10/7/2014 7:34 PM, Larry Sheldon wrote:
> On 10/7/2014 20:59, Roy wrote:
>>
>> The SF Bay Area Rapid Transits System) turned off cellphones in 2011.
>>
>> http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/BART-admits-halting-cell-service-to-stop-protests-2335114.php 
>>
>>
>>
>> and the FCC emphasis that future actions "recognizes that any
>> interruption of cell phone service poses serious risks to public safety"
>>
>> http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-cell-phone-shutdown-rules-adopted-2344326.php 
>>
>
> I see that as a fundamentally very different mater.
>
> If I understand, they turned off repeaters ("towers") that they owned 
> and provided, in tunnels and other structures they owned--equipment 
> that they were under no obligation whatever to provide.
>
> A reaction to "bright" marketing ideas that had not been thought-through.
>

BART's equipment was licensed by the FCC with a main reason being 911 
access.



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