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Tuesday, August 19, 2003
ARRLWeb: NTIA Expresses "Broad Concerns" in BPL Comments
Earlier this week, I posted a link to the somewhat contradictory statement from the NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) within the Dept. of Commerce regarding powerline broadband. In effect, it expressed enthusiastic support for a new alternative form of broadband access while stating it had broad concerns about potential interference with critical federal radio communications channels (the federal government has over 18,000 HF and low-VHF frequency assignments that could be affected). Where did the NTIA and the Bush administration really stand on this technology -- pro or con?
This article from the ARRL (American Radio Relay League), strong opponents of the technology, may shed some light on this question. The article notes that the incoming interim head of the NTIA had previously tried to block one powerline broadband vendor's request for a permanent waiver of the field strength limit specified for Class B emissions under FCC Part 15 rules. posted by Al Bonnyman
Tuesday, August 19, 2003#