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Critical Infrastructure Data?

Have you ever wondered what the total broadcast TV coverage area in any part of the US looks like when mapped? The FCC has the data you’re looking for:

You can get the lat/long of all broadcast towers and their coverage area.

After 9/11, I remember the government taking a lot of info related to our infrastructure offline. It would seem this flies in the face of that.

If you were coordinating an attack on a specific geographic area, what better way to heighten the panic than to simultaneously disable the local television coverage? If you can plunge those being attacked into a further state of chaos by preventing them from getting news, that seems a small step to take.

I’m surprised the FCC has this level of information available. It makes planning to attack our infrastructure easier.

Written by Michael Turk