The National Association for Amateur Radio, ARRL, has filed a Petition for Reconsideration with the FCC on the Report & Order issued concerning BPL on October 14, 2004.
Full article with links to the filing are here:
by drake Saturday 16-Oct-2004
ATLANTA, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The following statement is in response to today's vote by the Federal Communications Commission approving an order on broadband over power lines (BPL) and is attributable to Dave Baker, EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK - News) vice president of law and public policy:
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Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 14
The government today announced the Broadband Policy 2004 formulated with a view to providing an impetus to broadband and Internet penetration in the country. The policy announced by Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mr Maran, at a press conference held here today, envisages potential of growth in GDP and enhancement in quality of life through various applications in all walks of life.
The prime consideration guiding the policy includes affordability and reliability of Broadband services, incentives for creation of additional infrastructure, employment opportunities, induction of latest technologies, national security and bring in competitive environment so as to reduce regulatory interventions, Mr Maran said.
Ron Coates story continues..
iPass subscribers will now be able to use their accounts for Boeing Connexion's WiFi service on two trans-Atlantic routes operated by Lufthansa
Global Wi-Fi roaming supplier iPass is extending its range upward in a deal with Boeing Connexion, the in-flight wireless provider.
The deal will give iPass' 528,000 customers broadband access on two Lufthansa trans-Atlantic routes.
Alternative form of high-speed Internet access is more widely available.
Jennifer Mears, Network World
Monday, August 23, 2004
Source PC World
In Manassas, Virginia, residents and businesses have a third option for broadband Internet access, and it comes at a lower price and without the installation fee and long-term commitment of DSL and cable. What's more, it's delivered over electrical wires, meaning everyone soon will have access to high-speed Internet without availability limitations that plague other technologies.Story continues
Mon Aug 2,11:54 AM ET
Peter Coffee - eWEEK
Source Yahoo News
Bad things happen when ideal IT concepts bump into the realities of imperfect hardware. This time, I'm talking about the slow-motion train wreck of BPL (broadband over power lines), a basically bad idea that's now the subject of a newly launched IEEE standard process.
With lots of people wanting its benefits and few people understanding its drawbacks, BPL seems likely to gain too much momentum to be killed. A win for BPL, though, could be a loss for some valuable applications of the radio spectrumbut you'd never know that there's a serious risk, or even a controversy, if all you saw was the IEEE's cheerful July 20 announcement of IEEE P1675, "Standard for Broadband over Power Line Hardware."Story continues
By Ben Charny
July 14, 2004, 11:55 AM PT
AT&T and Pacific Gas and Electric demonstrated Wednesday how broadband can be sent over power lines, an emerging alternative to cable and DSL for delivering high-speed Internet access. Story
NEWINGTON, CT, Mar 18, 2004--Comments on the FCC Broadband over Power Line (BPL) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in ET Dockets 03-104 and 04-37 are due by Monday, May 3. The deadline for reply comments (comments on comments filed by others) is Tuesday, June 1. story continues..
March 15, 2004 story continues..
By Tony Rehagen ~ Southeast Missourian
In June 2002, Jeff Worley found a postcard from Ameren Corp. in his mailbox outside his home in the Woodland Hills Subdivision in Cape Girardeau.
Promises easier and more convenient access to the Internet, although some critics note it could cause radio interference problems. story continues..
By Dana Greenlee, co-host WebTalk Radio 3/13/04
Broadband connectivity over power lines has been in development for years with the promise of easy and convenient Internet access.
March 8, 2004 (11:49 a.m. EST) story continues..
By Ken Brown story continues..
The Wall Street Journal
Posted March 7 2004
In an age when consumers can choose from 500 TV channels and nearly a dozen phone companies, most who want high-speed Internet access have at best two choices: the local phone company or their cable operator.
Now, another choice may be emerging.
NEWINGTON, CT, Mar 3, 2004--The ARRL has responded to a March 2 Wall Street Journal article, "The Web's New Outlet," that presented a one-sided, rosy picture of Broadband over Power Line while avoiding any mention of its interference potential. ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, has faxed a letter to the editor of the New York-based business and financial publication to point out some of BPL's shortcomings, which were largely missing from the WSJ report. story continues..
By Marguerite Reardon story continues..
March 2, 2004, 8:30 AM PT
One of the largest Midwestern power companies announced on Tuesday a joint venture with a privately held startup to provide Internet access directly to consumers through power sockets in their homes.
Current Communications Group and Cinergy Broadband, a subsidiary of a Midwestern utility with the same name, announced on Tuesday one of the first large-scale rollouts of broadband over power line (BPL) technology in the United States.
By David Coursey story continues..
Executive Editor, AnchorDesk
Friday, Feb. 27, 2004
Since last we visited the issue of transmitting the Internet over power lines (the big electric company kind, not the wires in your walls), the Federal Communications Commission, lapdog to the monied interests, has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the second step in making broadband over power lines (BPL) a reality.
NEWINGTON, CT, Feb 25, 2004--The FCC this week released its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) on Broadband over Power Line (BPL) systems. The 38-page NPRM--in ET Dockets 03-104 and 04-37--proposes amendments to FCC Part 15 rules to define so-called "access BPL," make rules specific to BPL systems and provide measurement guidelines for BPL devices and systems. story continues..
February 24, 2004, 4:00 AM PST story continues..
By Jim Hu
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Technical limitations have long frustrated attempts to deliver broadband Internet access over power lines, but the idea is once again sparking interest as its backers tout improvements.
Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission proposed rules for utility companies that seek to offer Internet access through their electricity grids.
By Marsha Austin story continues..
The Denver Post Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Feb. 23 - Rural Colorado and small towns in the mountain West may become prime proving ground for emerging technology that would deliver high-speed Internet over electric power lines.
The ARRL Letter, Vol 23, No 08 story continues..
February 21, 2004
FCC Chairman Michael Powell has assured US Representative Greg Walden, WB7OCE, that the Commission will give "thorough consideration" to all Broadband over Power Line (BPL) studies before it takes final action on BPL. Powell responded February 3 to Walden's January 15 letter requesting that the FCC defer any further action in its BPL proceeding until the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) releases the results of its BPL study and the public has had a chance to comment.
02/16/2004 story continues..
The FCC on Thursday proposed changes to technical rules to foster the development of broadband access over electrical lines. But FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, who supported the technical proposals and questions, says the agency is avoiding some tough questions related to broadband power line (BPL) -- such as how to handle competitive issues and cross-subsidization between a regulated power industry and an unregulated communications business.