This is a useful initiative. What is to keep the FCC from simply writing a regulation that bans the activity once criminals start using it? The many must be punished for the few. It would not surprise me: Across the US, from Maryland to Seattle, work is underway to construct user-owned wireless networks that will permit secure communication without surveillance or any centralised organisation. They are known as meshnets and ultimately, if their designers get their way, they will span the country.