Author Topic: FCC finds Bitcoin mining hardware interfered with broadband network in Brooklyn  (Read 169 times)


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T-Mobile complained to the FCC that in Brooklyn, interference to its 700 MHz LTE network was coming from a residence in the form of radio emissions. The FCC found this was wholly due to the owner of the property using ASIC mining hardware to verify Bitcoin transactions. The hardware in question was the Bitmain Antminer S5, which only recently became profitable again, to the tune of $29 a month.

Concluding its investigation, the FCC commented that it was:

“...generating spurious emissions on frequencies assigned to T-Mobile’s broadband network and causing harmful interference.”

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Chris Smolinski
Westminster, MD
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