The Federal communications Commission (FCC) warned the new Yorker this week that its hardware for mining bitcoins creates interference in a broadband network, running on T-Mobile.
The FCC was handed a “Notice of interference” Victor Rosario February 15, informing him that the Commission had received a complaint from T-Mobile about interference to its network. The Commission argued that mining with Antminer S5 in the residence of Victor Rosario was the source of the interference.
The notice also States that the Rosario can be fined if he continued the use bitcoin miners.
The sequel of this device that causes harmful interference, after receiving this warning, constitutes a violation of the aforementioned Federal laws and may result in penalties, including substantial monetary penalties, seizure of equipment and even the award of jail term.
At Rosario there are twenty days to respond to the notification. The Commission also requires that he reported all details about the used device.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel commented on this matter in his Twitter:
In our last notice is everything: mining bitcoins, blockchain, wireless broadband network… It’s definitely the year 2018.
Okay, this @FCC letter has it all: #bitcoin mining, the computing power needed for #blockchain computation and #wireless #broadband interference. It all seems so very 2018. https://t.co/EaXxmBAMXH— Jessica Rosenworcel (@JRosenworcel) February 15, 2018