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  • 03/30/2009 | ARRL Comments on FCC's Proposed Establishment of Rural Broadband Plan

    On March 10, 2009, the FCC invited comments via a Public Notice concerning the establishment of a comprehensive rural broadband strategy as part of the Department of Agriculture's Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, commonly known as the 200
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  • 03/13/2009 | Agenda for WRC-11 Poses Opportunities and Challenges for Hams

    The next World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-11) is scheduled for fall 2011. These periodic conferences of the Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) consider allocations to the various radio services -- including the Amateu
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  • 02/13/2009 | IEEE to Form Balloting Group on BPL EMC Standard

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has been developing standards for Broadband over Power Line (BPL) use and deployment. According to ARRL Lab Manager and IEEE member Ed Hare, W1RFI, there are three IEEE standards in progress at
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  • 01/19/2009 | FCC Reports Decline in BPL Customers

    On January 16, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission released data, as of December 31, 2007, on the services used for high-speed Internet access in the United States. According to the data collected by the FCC, as of that date there were 121.2 milli
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  • 10/16/2008 | City of Manassas Takes Over BPL System from Private Company

    Late last month, the Manassas, Virginia City Council voted 4-2 to assume control of the Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) service from the private company that serves approximately 675 residents. As a result of the vote, the City of Manassas will now have
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  • 10/10/2008 | Spectrum Defense: "More Work to Do"

    Defending and enhancing access to the Amateur Radio spectrum is the primary mission of the ARRL. According to ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, the League has not only protected the bands, but has also added several new ones, despite expone
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