The FCC fined a Florida man $48K for continued cell phone jammer use in 2014


In 2014, news reports came out that the FCC had tracked down a Florida man by the name of Jason R. Humphreys who had been using a cell phone jammer for 16 to 24 months while commuting to and from work on a Florida highway. Today, the FCC has officially filed charges against Humphrey to the sound of 48 thousand dollars.

Humphreys went on record when he was arrested that he was jamming drivers due to the fact that Florida does not have any laws banning drivers from talking their phones while driving — only texting.


While he was trying to do a public service for everyone driving on the roads around him, the FCC has strict rules against interfering with cellular networks because they also interfere with the networks that emergency services use.

Do you think $48K is a bit steep or did Humphreys have it coming after possibly interfering with emergency services? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

[via Engadget]

Justin Duino
I am a technology geek through and through. For as long as I can remember I have been tearing apart electronics to figure out how they work. I got into writing about Android by first learning how to program for the ecosystem and being a part of the developer community. I can always be found playing with a new phone or the latest wearable.

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