Why Does This U.S. Town Ban WiFi And Cell Phones?

Imagine living where Wi-Fi and cell-phones are banned. This Virginian town, is a gem for space science and safe haven for many.

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National Radio Quiet Zone
https://science.nrao.edu/facilities/gbt/interference-protection/nrqz
“The National Radio Quiet Zone (NRQZ) was established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Docket No. 11745 (November 19, 1958) and by the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) in Document 3867/2 (March 26, 1958) to minimize possible harmful interference to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, WV and the radio receiving facilities for the United States Navy in Sugar Grove, WV.”

The Town Without Wi-Fi
https://www.washingtonian.com/2015/01/04/the-town-without-wi-fi/
“The residents of Green Bank, West Virginia, can’t use cell phones, wi-fi, or other kinds of modern technology due to a high-tech government telescope. Recently, this ban has made the town a magnet for technophobes, and the locals aren’t thrilled to have them.”

The Quiet Zone: Where Mobile Phones Are Banned
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32758042
“As we drive into the Allegheny Mountains the car radio fades to static. I glance at my mobile phone but the signal has disappeared.
Ahead of us a dazzling white saucer looms above the wooded terrain of West Virginia, getting bigger and bigger with every mile. It’s the planet’s largest land-based movable object – the Robert C Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) – 2.3 acres in surface area, and taller than the Statue of Liberty.”
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19 Responses to Why Does This U.S. Town Ban WiFi And Cell Phones?

  1. Sean Webb says:

    You described wi fi and cell phones as banned. Then said that wi fi was strictly limited. Conflicting points.

  2. fkujakedmyname says:

    boomer republicunt town

  3. MagnumFetus says:

    i think those disorders or diesese to electricity is complete bullshit because people have already natural electricty in their body so those people would have been sick all the time 24-7 if it was real

  4. adam mac says:

    Why not have all those satellite dishes in the middle of a large desert? No one (or atleast a lot) lives there and you wouldn't have to worry about WiFi or cell phone tower interference.

  5. Timothy Allen says:

    Immediately thought about Better Call Saul

  6. Peanutbutter jellyfish (nofrownonme) says:

    It is West Virginia.  Dang ol' tell you what man.

  7. patty salo says:

    oh, and no there aren't any aliens out there!

  8. patty salo says:

    commune living.

  9. patty salo says:

    migranes, go to Dr. instead of being your own Dr.

  10. patty salo says:

    don't put the phone to your head.

  11. patty salo says:

    I love my wifi and cell phones, migraines headaches aren't from wifi. Communism is what this is.

  12. Muffin says:

    No microwave ovens? Fuck this shit im out.

  13. account just to talk shit says:

    im guessing nobody in that town can jerkoff to porn

  14. Carlitz Luevanos says:

    If you're going to disrespect scientific exploration, and use technology that isn't allowed, move away….don't get in the way of that awesome telescope!

  15. Kevin Stanley says:

    I'm dying in this country ass fucked up town…..lets get the fuck out this country motherfucker!

  16. Steve Rotters says:

    I bet that lady carried here cellphone up there and messed it all up.

  17. chiaohong cheng says:

    Even though it a great place to live in, but living next to bunch of scientist doesn't make you smarter

  18. Turd Burgla says:

    Wow, science to bullshit is 4 seconds.

  19. Christopher Fryman says:

    What a total shit video. Starts out awesome, turns into a hocus pocus documentary.