In the National Radio Quiet Zone, cell signals and other electronic noise are monitored and restricted. The zone also was home to "The Turner Diaries" author William Luther Pierce.
Stephen Kurczy is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Christian Science Monitor, among other outlets. He graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he was a 2016-2017 Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism. Kurczy has lived without a cell phone for over a decade.