BPL gets even more serious competition in Manassas

Hare, Ed W1RFI w1rfi at arrl.org
Thu May 8 10:34:56 CDT 2008

COMTek just sold the franchise to a new provider, who has not committed
to what equipment it wants to use to upgrade the sytsem.

Ed Hare, W1RFI
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Member: ASC C63 EMC Committee
   Chairman: Subcommittee 5, Immunity
   Chairman: Ad hoc BPL Working Group
Member: IEEE P1775 BPL EMC Committee
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Frank Gentges [mailto:fgentges at mindspring.com] 
>Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 11:22 AM
>To: Tacos; Hare, Ed W1RFI
>Subject: BPL gets even more serious competition in Manassas
>The City of Manassas has awarded a franchise to Verizon for 
>the FiOS service.  A news article says
>"Manassas residents are a major step closer to having an 
>innovative, reliable and competitive alternative for their 
>cable television services, thanks to a unanimous vote by the 
>City Council Monday evening (May 5) authorizing Verizon to 
>offer its fiber-optic-powered FiOS TV."
>You can
>BPL and all the fanfare seems to be far enough in the past as 
>to be unmentioned.  I understand the Manassas BPL service has 
>not attracted many users in the face of other alternatives 
>that were always there. 
>Now with FiOS the BPL option will be even less attractive.
>Frank K0BRA

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