As we can all see from the new FCC BPL rules, this is the roll out plan
written by the BPL industry. They have even used the FCC to protect themselves
from any liability for communications interference to public safety users.
BPL deployment on HF frequencies will be nationwide in major urban and
suburban areas within 5 years, the whole market is driven by price, monthly
ideology and ease of availability to the consumer. Even living in an area of
total underground electrical power distribution is no protection.
The most effective solution now is documentation of every interference
incident with detailed reporting to our elected senators and representatives in
Washington D.C. Thousands of well written letters every year on Congressmen's
desks create political pressure for change. The FCC itself has collapsed
in all areas of frequency interference resolution. Look at the nightmare the
FCC and Nextel have created in the 800 MHz band with Public Safety. Even the
Engineering Staff and Management in the formerly world renowned Office of
Engineering and Technology are on board the BPL locomotive with the FCC
Commissioners. With BPL interference, we are left to the solely profit driven
electrical power industry who has a dismal record in dealing with RF
Letters are far more effective than emails, especially those including audio
and video recordings. Include copies of correspondence with FCC and BPL power
utilities. Congress responds to complaints against US government agencies.
i.e. FCC, far more positively and effectively than complaints against major
United States industries and companies. Perhaps we need a new Federal Law
forbidding employment with any regulated company or related representative,
communications law offices, for 10 years after leaving the FCC as a Politically
appointed Commissioner or FCC federal employ.
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