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FCC: Turn Out the Lights

FCC: Turn Out the Lights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles skyscraper has been cited for failing to change its light bulbs.

The FCC says they're interfering with cellphones.

City News Service says the Ernst & YoungTower on Figueroa Street got the word after Verizon noticed static coming from the 41-story building. The buzzing was interfering with cellphone frequencies.

Engineers traced it to the building's interior light bulbs.

The FCC says the building owner — Brookfield Office Properties in New York — was told to come up with a correction plan last May but didn't — hence Friday's citation.

An after-hours call to the company seeking comment wasn't immediately returned Monday.

 

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