Posted on February 21, 2013 2:04 pm

Got a Cell Phone Booster? FCC Says You Have To Turn It Off

from the commons-problem dept.

Some two million people have bought cell-phone wireless signal boosters and have been using them to get better communication between their phones and distant cell towers. But now, the FCC says they all have to turn their boosters off and ask permission from their providers, and register their devices with those providers, before they can turn them back on.