Spam ? - Fw: BPL Conference with a Deployment Tour, April 25-26, Washington DC

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Fri Feb 25 05:54:49 CST 2005

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Subject: BPL Conference with a Deployment Tour, April 25-26, Washington DC

                      BROADBAND OVER POWER LINES
     Deliver Profitable Business Models and Core Utility Applications
           Through the Commercial Deployment of BPL Technology

             Register today for the only conference that features a
                        tour of a BPL deployment!

                   April 25-26, 2005 - Washington DC

                         Conference Brochure

Co-sponsored by: Power Line Communications Association (PLCA)


The ability to send high-speed digital data over power lines between substations, homes and offices creates another option for universal access to the Internet, serving as a solution to the �last-mile� quandary � how to deliver information without investing in costly infrastructure. Although many electric utilities are exploring the revenue opportunities presented by broadband power lines (BPL), they are running into regulatory, technological and business model complications when they attempt to launch such initiatives.

EUCI�s Broadband Over Power Lines Conference examines the following issues concerning the future of BPL as an effective utility application:
Strategies that enable utilities and policymakers to meet challenges and develop commercial deployments of BPL
Business models for BPL utility revenue that yield �go to market� strategies
IEEE P1675: update on utility standards for BPL systems
Regulatory update on the FCC notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Finding the right business structure for BPL


EUCI�s Broadband Over Power Lines conference is designed for everyone who has a stake in the BPL arena. Seats are limited, so reserve yours today! Register today at 303.770.8800. This conference is a must-attend event for companies and consultants that assist the utility industry in developing and implementing broadband over power lines technology and strategy.


-The FCC Perspective on BPL
-Regulatory Considerations of BPL from a State�s Point of View
-The Broadband Over Power Line Proposition: The Big Picture
-BPL�s Place in the Broadband Industry
-Determine Which Landlord or Developer Model is Right for Your Company
-IEEE P1675: Update on Utility Standards for Broadband Over Power Lines Systems
-BPL Transactions Checklist: The Legal Nuts and Bolts of BPL Contracts
-Ensuring a Win-Win Deal Between a Utility and a BPL Network Operator
-Considerations for Utilities and for Funding Partners When Negotiating for Outside Investment for BPL Deployment
-Building a BPL Business Model for Utility Revenue and Applications
-Building the Business Case for BPL
-Lessons Learned From a BPL Installation: The Equipment Vendor�s Perspective

Tour of Manassas Electric Department�s BPL Deployment in Virginia!

Register today for the only conference that features a tour of a BPL deployment! On Tuesday afternoon, attendees will be bussed to the City of Manassas Operations Center, where all BPL monitoring, measurement and quality assurance services take place. From the operations center, the tour takes you to see an underground and an above-ground transformer set-up as well as overhead wire hook-ups. After seeing the external equipment set-up, you will be taken into a home where you will see BPL used by an actual customer.


-Bruce Romano, Associate Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission
-Illona A. Jeffcoat-Sacco, Executive Secretary and Director, Public Utilities Division, North Dakota Public Service Commission, and staff support for BPL Task Force for NARUC
-Dr. Alan R. Shark, DPA, CAE, Executive Director, Public Technology Institute (PTI) and CEO, Power Line Communications Association (PLCA)
-Nancy Klein, Analyst, Broadband Access Technology, The Yankee Group
-Jon D. Loe, Vice President of Business Integration, The Shpigler Group
-Terrence Burns, Chair, IEEE BPL Standards Working Group Senior Communications Engineer, Arizona Public Service Company
-Colette Ferris-Shotton, Attorney, Thompson Hine LLP
-Richard Keck, Attorney, Troutman Sanders
-Keith Brightfield, Project Manager � Strategic Projects, Ameren Corporation
-John D. Hewa, P.E., Director of Utilities, City of Manassas, Virginia
-Walter Adams, COMTek
-Joseph Marsilii, Jr., President & CEO,

For a complete program agenda please go to our Broadband Over Powerlines page.


To register, please call 303.770.8800 or visit our website

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