You said "the telecoms have clearly been grossly exaggerating the issue" yet the facts say that there's a general tendency for wireless technologies to consume more spectrum, most dramatically in the unlicensed sphere but in licensed as well.
How does that work with your conspiracy theory about telco exaggeration?
Actually, no, they're not exaggerating and neither is the FCC, who declared a looming spectrum crunch in the National Broadband Plan.
To get to the higher data rates supported by LTE and LTE Advanced, the carriers need more spectrum. Instead of 5 and 10 MHz channels, they need 20 MHz or better. This isn't carrier fiction, the same dynamic exists in Wi-Fi: To get to 802.11n's maximum speeds, it needs to use 40 Mhz channels instead of old school 20 MHz channels, and to get to 802.11ac's peak rates it needs an 80 MHz channel.
Do you see a pattern here?
Whining about carrier behavior is sometimes warranted, but the ability to bring the snark isn't a substitute for real technical knowledge or for exceptional policy wisdom, it's simply lame link-whoring.
There is no reason to get all bent over specific job loss calculations. Copyright protection is asserted as a human right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Article 27b. Quibble all you want over job loss but recognize that you're advocating denial of a human right when you argue against any meaningful enforcement of copyright.
Ha, now you've really stepped in it. Do you even know who built the core technology of the Internet? Apparently not. In addition to the well known pair of Cerf and Kahn, the key players were Louis Pouzin, Alex McKenzie, Dave Walden, Bob Metcalfe, Steve Crocker, Yogen Dalal, Gerard LeLann, and John Day.
How many of them have you asked about me?
I can rattle off a similar list for Ethernet and Wi-Fi, but you wouldn't recognize their names (or contributions) either. Give it up, you're digging ever deeper. If your goal is to establish yourself A's the Michelle Bachmann of intellectual property, you're off to a great start.