Any device that generates electromagnetic radiation -- a cell phone, a television, or a wireless Internet router, for example -- is not permitted in the tiny town of Green Bank, West Virginia. That’s because the nearby Green Bank Telescope, with a dish the size of a football field, is busy scanning the cosmos for pulsars, gas clouds, and distant galaxies. The 143 people who reside in Green Bank must, by law, live without the gadgets that most Americans take for granted.
Green Bank is located in the National Radio Quiet Zone -- 13,000 square miles (33,670 square km) of countryside that includes portions of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. Restrictions began in the 1950s, when the Federal Communications Commission created the zone.
Life as it used to be, before technology:
Isn't that interesting. I never knew such a thing existed, radio quiet zones. That is a truly unplugged zone. Wow!