British Electromagnetic Compatibility Industry Association Recommends Against BPL

Philip Miller Tate Philmt59 at
Wed Feb 24 15:19:06 CST 2010

Whoa there guys, let's not get over-excited. This is a well- 
considered and erudite technical argument against the use of PLT/BPL,  
but is no guarantee that anyone in government will pay a blind bit of  
notice to it. One good bung from an appropriate vested interest will  
have EMI dribbling out of every main socket yet.

However, one of the good things that the last Conservative government  
did before the thirteen years of misery and penitude fell upon us was  
to cable up the whole country for data services. It was a botched  
job, farmed out to numerous small companies who made their own  
choices whether to use optical fibre, copper coax or wet string as  
they wished, but with the almost immediate demise of the cable TV for  
which the service was originally intended, at least we have a  
national data communications network which makes PLT totally  
unnecessary. And we would never allow anything in Britain to happen  
if it were totally unnecessary. Oh no.

Phil M1GWZ

On 24 Feb 2010, at 20:00, Frank Gentges wrote:

> Yes.  And hold the regulatory group to standards of some sort of  
> technical skill. They should be strictly held to standards of  
> interaction with those they regulate.  I know we had some pretty  
> strict rules on our relations with contractors when I was at the Navy.
> Also hold the profit making part to accepted accounting standards  
> and real profit making.
> And then there is NTIA.  What of them in this future vision?
> Frank K0BRA
> Tom Azlin N4ZPT wrote:
>> The Brits seem to still believe in regulation perhaps? Perhaps  
>> split the
>> FCC into a technically based regulations commission and a profit  
>> making
>> agency.   Tom/n4zpt
>> On 2/24/2010 11:05 AM, fgentges at wrote:
>>> The British EMC association has sent a strong recommendation to the
>>> Parliament Committee working on broadband to specifically exclude  
>>> BPL
>>> type technologies.
>>> One more nail in the coffin being built for BPL and three cheers  
>>> to the
>>> British for their serious recommendation.  There are just too  
>>> many other
>>> options to cause the problems of BPL and their week kneed  
>>> counterparts
>>> here in the US could take a lesson in this.
>>> See
>>> Frank K0BRA

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