[RFI] BPL a major topic at Upcoming UTC Annual Meeting

BobK8IA at aol.com BobK8IA at aol.com
Fri Apr 16 16:18:09 EDT 2004

(UTC is the energy utility trade association)

I just saw a copy of the scheduled symposiums, sessions etc at the upcoming 
UTC 2004 Annual Meeting. It is scheduled for Nashville, TN, May16-18, at the 
Gaylord Opryland Resort adn Covention Center.Some shocking things re BPL.

Looks like BPL will be a major topic and from their language they feel it a 
done deal! Ugh.

Some of the sessions scheduled;
"BPL Standards Upate"
"The Business Opportunities of BPL"
"BPL Regualtory Update"
"Using BPL for AMR and Other Internal Utility Applications" (AMR = Automatic 
Meter Reading)
"Developing Relationships with BPL Business Partners"


"The BPL Interference Debate" ("This session will examine the technical 
aspects of the interference complaints and the latest in FCC and NTIA studies") 

Yep, no ARRL studies, just what FCC and NTIA supposedly did.

The language, in part, introducing the BPL Symposium ;
"...........BPL is proven technology and is being commercially deployed in 
North America. How can BPL improve the bottom line of utility services and 
provide last mile access for a range of consumer services?" ......"The leading 
companies that are developing and deploying BPL will provide lessons learned. This 
Symposium will concentrate on commercialization of the technology"

I cant put my finger on it, but somehow this whole thing stinks to high 

73, Bob K8IA
in the shadow of the Superstition Mtns
Arizona USA

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