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The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope is protected from interference by federal and state laws.
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October 8, 2013 For the few hundred people living in the cell- and wireless-free town of Green Bank, W.Va., staying connected — to each other and to the outside world — is a daily challenge. The area is within a zone designed to protect a giant radio telescope from interference.
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September 14, 2011 Convinced that signals from Wi-Fi devices and cellphones have been making them sick, dozens of people have moved to a "radio quiet zone" around the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va.
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