Bitcoin Mining Facility Interferes With T-Mobile’s LTE Network Verifying Payments

The FCC emphasized continuous interference with the telecom’s mobile network through the utilization of bitcoin miners is against federal laws, and the failure to cease operations or prevent the device in question from emitting harmful radio emissions to the LTE network of T-Mobile is in violation of an FCC regulation. “The operator of a radio frequency device shall be required to cease operating the device upon notification by a Commission representative that the device is causing harmful interference. Operation shall not resume until the condition causing the harmful interference has been corrected,” the FCC’s document added, noting that the device can continue to operate if it stops harmful radio emission from affecting local networks. Most bitcoin mining facilities and centers are based in regions with cold climate and cheap sources of electricity. Miners tend to relocate to regions like Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Canada that abundant sources of renewable energy. Countries like Iceland that have virtually all of its electricity generated with hydroelectric power plants and solar power plants have cheap electricity readily available for bitcoin miners, that lead to a significant decrease in operating costs.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-mining-facility-interferes-t-mobiles-lte-network-verifying-payments/

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