The use of mining equipment led to interruptions in the work of mobile operator T-Mobile in the most populated area of New York - Brooklyn. This conclusion, after conducting their own investigation, came to the Federal Commission for Regulation of Communications (FCC) and reported by Bloomberg.
After the complaints received by the department in November 2017, the commission's staff recorded a 700 MHz radio wave emitted by the T-Mobile LTE network from a house in the Sheepshead Bay area, 11229.
Further, they found out that interference with the mobile operator's operation was caused by the active bitcoin miner Antminer s5, and its owner, Victor Rosario, was ordered to disconnect the device and not cause interference in the future.
In addition, within 20 days, he must inform the Office about the purchase, modification and use of the device. Otherwise, he faces a fine, involvement in criminal liability and withdrawal of equipment.