How much spectrum does a 3-year-old need?

The White House plan pits scientists (and public safety) against consumers.

I witnessed the ultimate iThing absurdity this summer while on vacation in Coronado, Calif. -- a child in a stroller operating a tablet computer.

The cell phone carriers -- and the Obama Administration --  want us to believe that more spectrum allocated for commercial use amounts to an economic essential.

But, as I report in a news story today, the FCC wants to shift spectrum used by weather satellites to commercial use. I guess it’s better for 3-year-old children to have all broadband they want than for hurricane forecasters to have assured access to critical weather data.