Tampa Airport obviously never heard of “public” spectrum

Glenn Fleishman of WiFiNetNews has an interesting tidbit on how the Executive Director and the trade association of Tampa International Airport say that the FCC cannot regulate the spectrum where their 802.11 resides.

Two words seem to stand out on this one. “PUBLIC SPECTRUM”. Now if the airport deployed cellular or some other band where you have to bid for the spectrum, I don’t see any problem with the aiport going nuts on managing it. Along the same lines, that would mean that public safety can use the public spectrum and kick off anyone else that uses it (like FRS) just because the FCC doesn’t have any right to “manage the spectrum.”