> On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 16:12:11 EST, CliffHazen@aol.com wrote:
> I've heard comments inside the electrical power industry on BPL that there is
expectation that many amateur radio operators will not complain because it is >
their only option for high speed low cost internet access and VOIP in rural
> areas with no cable or dsl options.? Many amateurs have already chosen to
> live in those areas for low noise rx conditions and may be willing to
> sacrifice living with extra rf noise to keep peace in their internet family.
Anyone with half a brain knows that it won't be cost effective to supply
BPL (or cable or DSL) to really rural customers. Satellite or wireless is
probably a better solution for them. Anyone located in some place where
BPL is cost effective is probably in an area where cable, dsl, etc. would
be equally as cost effective.
I think we also know that BPL won't be limited to rural areas. The market
isn't big enough. They'll be going after the suburbs where most people
(and most hams) live.
I still say their best bet is to notch the ham bands. It will probably
eliminate 99% of their potential complaints.
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