Cell Phone Jammers Take Down the Internet
Recently, a patriarch in a French beach town installed a cell phone jammer to take down the internet. It happened between midnight and 3 a.m. and affected the entire beach town. When locals reported outages, service providers began an investigation. This investigation was escalated to the National Frequency Agency. The agency used a radio go niometry device to detect the jammer, which was blocking both mobile phone and Wi-Fi signals.
The cell phone carrier industry spends tens of billions of dollars each year leasing frequencies from the government, based on the understanding that others will not interfere. For example, Verizon Wireless spends $6.5 billion a year building and maintaining its network. While this amount sounds like a lot, it is still only a fraction of what the industry spends on infrastructure. Having an illegal cell phone jammer will result in fines of up to $16,000 and jail time.
The basic idea behind jamming cellular signals is to block their signals. To do this, you need to have a device that broadcasts on the proper frequencies. Because different cellular systems use different frequencies, cell phone jammers are highly effective against specific types of networks. Some jammers can block just one frequency while others can interfere with both. If you want to stop cell phone traffic altogether, you can purchase a jamming device designed to disrupt all frequencies.
The French town of Messanges, France is the latest victim of a cell phone jammer. After installing a signal jammer, the town suddenly went without cellular and internet service for three hours at midnight. The mobile carrier reported the incident to the French broadcast regulator, which determined that the jammer was responsible. The French government said that it will not tolerate illegal jamming devices and he has been fined.
While it’s illegal to use a cell phone jammer on a consumer’s property, it is a common practice for law enforcement agencies to install one in public transportation. These devices are a serious violation of the law, and they pose a significant threat to public safety and law enforcement communications. They may result in large monetary fines and even criminal sanctions. For this reason, the use of a cell phone jammer is prohibited in the US.
Signal jammers are a useful tool for law enforcement and espionage. They can prevent police and firefighters from using a cell phone in a situation where they need to contact the police. Similarly, a jammer can prevent emergency communications such as 911 calls. This way, people in danger can’t contact help or call the police or emergency services. And, in the case of a terrorist attack, the police and emergency responders won’t be able to contact the victims.