Pole Attachment Development (February 23, 2004)
Broadband Over Power Line NPRM

Date: Feb 23, 2004

The FCC today released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") regarding Broadband Over Power Line ("BPL"), the technology enabling electric distribution lines to support high speed broadband services. (Click here for a copy of the NPRM.)

The changes proposed by the NPRM are designed to promote deployment of in-home "Access" BPL technologies by minimizing any harmful interference to existing services, addressing radio frequency interference through a BPL registration procedure, and clarifying certain measurement guidelines.

Comments and Reply Comments on the NPRM are due 45 and 75 days, respectively, after publication in the Federal Register.