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[RFI] BPL alternatives(amended)

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Subject: [RFI] BPL alternatives(amended)
From: CliffHazen at aol.com (CliffHazen@aol.com)
Date: Fri Aug 15 14:11:33 2003
The FCC isn't the critical party to convince concerning the practicality of 
BPL.  The power utilities are the force behind the steamroller.  They smell a 
huge cash cow, $40 per month from 50% of the households across America and not 
much of a capital outlay.  That's why power companies are laying out millions 
per month in D.C. consultants, lobbyists and F.C.C. lawyers.  My local public 
utility district has had a special division handling BPL matters for several 
years, paid for by the ratepayers.  Engineering technical arguments have had no 
weight in the F.C.C. for at least a decade.  Look who the F.C.C. appoints to 
deal with Amateur radio, an attorney.  The F.C.C. forced the public safety and 
commercial users on 800 MHz into a financial quagmire and rf interference 
jungle,  all to the benefit of one monopolistic corporation.
We can keep arguing within our hobby/interest group about the technical 
aspects until the h.f. spectrum is filled with BPL woodpecker on Viagra.  The 
solution is a political one in Congress.
Cliff N7HIY
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