Per FCC Statement on Boosters, will Consumers Have to Remove Them?
We understand that, at this point in time, the FCC will not pursue enforcement against prospective or current signal booster users unless an instance of unresolved interference is involved. However, if the FCC or a wireless licensee asks you to turn your signal booster off because it is causing interference to a wireless network, then you’re required to turn your boost off and leave it off until the interference problem has been resolved.
Signal boosters with additional safeguards that minimize interference to wireless networks and comply with new rules are not yet available for sale. It is the FCC’s intention to work in collaboration with signal booster manufacturers to allow new certified boosters to come onto the market.
Consumers will be asked to register their signal boosters with their wireless providers. Provider’s registration systems must be active per FCC regulations since March 1, 2014. This information can be used by consumers when contacting their service providers to help them locate their respective online booster registration portal.