A French father attempting to use a signal jammer to prevent his children from accessing the internet accidentally knocked out an entire town’s internet connection.
A complaint was sent to the French Agence Nationale des Fréquences, who are responsible for managing radio frequencies in the country received an unusual complaint (translated) from a mobile phone operator.
Strange signal drops impacting the telephone and internet services of residents in the French town of Messanges were detected by the carrier.
According to the ANFR (via Bleeping Computer) services were interrupted regularly from midnight to roughly around 3am every day.
A member of the Toulouse Regional Service of the ANFR discovered that a jammer was in use and traced it to the next town over.