fgentges at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 6 22:47:26 CDT 2006
Hopefully, if this comes to pass, the undersecretary will choose some
knowledgeable folks to put on the Rural Broadband Advisory Panel that
will see the folly of using BPL for transmitting broadband over rural
type distances. Certainly, the folks at the Electric Power Research
Institute we have talked to would point this out.
WiFi and other such technologies should do the trick for far less cost
per mile covered. BPL can only make a cost effective system when
installed in a highly dense urban setting with a majority of Internet
users subscribing for the service.
Better yet, the whole Undersecretary of
whatever-foolishness-is-politically-expedient-at-the-moment will only be
a momentary case of gastro-indigestion.
Andre Kesteloot wrote:
> Nan and Sandy Sanders wrote:
>> Sounded good until it got to the BPL part.
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> I particulary liked :
>> The bill would establish an Office of Rural Broadband Initiatives at
>> the Department of Agriculture and create an Undersecretary for Rural
>> Broadband to be charged with coordinating several rural broadband
>> grant and loan programs aimed at encouraging broadband infrastructure
>> investment in underserved rural areas.
> There is nothing to solve a problem that can beat the creation of yet
> another UnderSecretary of Something
> André N4ICK
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