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BART wireless policy will limit shutdowns

Posted on August 25, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — At a special meeting called to discuss the controversial wireless shutdown, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) board of directors agreed to create a policy that limits shutdowns of underground wireless service to extreme situations in which public safety is endangered, SFGate reported.

Many attendees objected to the agency's decision to shut down wireless service to prevent protesters demonstrating against BART police from coordinating their efforts. Police Chief Kenton Rainey said he ordered the blackout after learning that protesters planned to chain themselves to trains to shut down service. For the full story, click here.

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