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Thursday, May 08, 2003


"NTIA Administrator Lauds FCC for 'Broadband Over Power Line' Inquiry"

"NTIA Administrator Lauds FCC for 'Broadband Over Power Line' Inquiry"

"The administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration ( NTIA ), Nancy J. Victory, has applauded the FCC's decision to launch its inquiry into Broadband over Power Line (BPL)--a form of power line communications (PLC). In an April 24 letter to FCC Chairman Michael Powell, the other four commissioners and to FCC Office of Engineering and Technology Chief Edmond J. Thomas, Victory said BPL "holds great promise" and urged the Commission to "move forward expeditiously with its inquiry." At the same time, she called on the FCC to make sure that BPL does not cause harmful interference to other services."

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