6/25/2010 2:44 PM
McAdams On: Treachery with a Smile
Kudos to Ms. McAdams for decoding FCC syntax with accuracy and brutal wit. Lest we forget, just last year the wireless industry trade group CTIA formally proposed reallocating ALL spectrum below 3GHz to mobile broadband. One can only gaze in wonderment at the speed with which the wireless industry bent the FCC to its apparently irresistible will. The ugly truth about mobile broadband is that it is inherently a grossly inefficient use of spectrum, as compared to the extremely efficient 'one-to-many' broadcasting model. It is well past time to question why auctioning off our public airwaves to the highest bidder is the best public policy.