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Can a university legally enforce a policy preventing students from creating their own wireless networks?

I attend a university in the United States where the school policy states that "Students are not permitted to setup or use their own wireless networks." This includes personal hotspots that come with ...
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FCC: 1975 Rules Relating to Multiple Ownership ( 47 C.F.R. § 73.34, 73.240 and 73.636 ) source? does it exist?

Where can I find the original/historical 47 C.F.R. § 73.34, 73.240 and 73.636? To clarify, I'm looking at wikipedia: Cross ownership rules of 1975, but cannot find the primary source: Amendment of §§...
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Requirements for low-power radio transmitters

I'm trying to build a tiny (roughly non-smart cellphone sized) device which communicates over radio. Ignoring any mistakes during development, in the end it'll probably broadcast over standard ham ...
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What is the amateur FM broadcasting legal limit?

Some stereos can receive a signal just outside the commercial band at either end of 88 and 108. I legally can buy everything I need on eBay to transmit my own personal radio station. What legal ...
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What constitutes “management” for an amateur radio club?

A group of licensed radio amateurs has joined together to form a club. The club meets monthly, sponsors classes to license new amateurs, hosts an amateur repeater station and operates at public events....
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Any way to remove Ajit Pai as F.C.C. chairman and ensure “Net Neutrality”?

The F.C.C's chairman Ajit Pai has been pushing to repeal "Net Neutrality" rules. "Net Neutrality" is a set of regulations that ensure equal access to the internet. The rules prohibited high-speed ...
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Are Drone Intrusion Prevention Systems (Drone IPS) systems illegal?

A drone intrusion prevention product being advertised at RSA Conference this year has piqued my interest, and I'm trying to determine whether it and other drone IPS systems are illegal. For ...
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Is the article in the Stanford Law and Policy Review (see below) actually referring to the Telecommunications act of 1996?

While reading this article in the Stanford Law and Policy Review, I came across references to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 stating that: Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, different ...
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In USA, is it illegal to modify your WiFi router or to use a WiFi router with custom firmware?

Open source projects such as DD-WRT and Tomato provide custom firmware for wireless routers. However some information on the web seems to imply that FCC rules no longer allow the modification of the ...
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What do you do if you get bothersome local calls to an international number?

I've come to an issue that FCC.gov's DoNotCall.gov list does not accept Canadian area codes. However, I kept getting unwanted calls from several American companies trying to scam me with their ...
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How do you collect evidence to sue for robocalling?

What's the best way to collect evidence to be prepared to sue for robocalling like in King v Time Warner Cable, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 14-02018 (conclusion in html / ...
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Who regulates wireless radio communication in North America and Europe?

Wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi, cellular 4G networks and satellite communication are all radio-based under the hood. Meaning that they all send and receive radio signals, inside of regulated ...
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Is “hi-speed internet” the same as “broadband”?

FCC.gov regulates broadband in the United States, and as of early 2015, they define it as 25 Mbps download with 3 Mbps upload (up from 4 and 1, respectively, that it used to be prior to 2015). But a ...