Just because the inauguration is only a week away shouldn’t mean we avoid any other controversy. Like, for instance, a battle over jamming cell phone signals.
As Tom reported earlier, DC is going to test a system to jam cell phone signals coming from one of the DC prisons.
But, the prisoners have a new ally in the fight to keep those unlawful cell phones. CTIA – the cellular phone industry’s lobbying group – has filed suit today trying to stop the DC department of corrections from testing cell phone jamming equipment.
That’s right, you heard correctly. CTIA and their representative companies are looking out for all users, no matter their status. After all, once we jam the signals from prisoners, the next step might be jamming legal signals coming from other places.
If CTIA loses the fight to keep jammers off the air, I’m sure we can come up with other suggestions. Movie theaters, for example. Anyone else have suggetsions that I should forward to them?