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FCC Position Statements About Interference
FCC Regulations About BPL
FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
FCC Notice of Inquiry (historical reference only)
How to File Comments on FCC Rulemaking Procedures
Filed Comments in the FCC BPL Rulemaking Proceedings
FCC letters to electric utility companies
ARRL "RFI-Electrical" web pages
FCC BPL Experimental Licenses - Select Broadband on Power Lines as experiment type
FCC ULS database - Search FCC database for licensees

FCC Redacted Studies on BPL

"Field Strength Measurements Relative to ARRL Concerns Regarding BPL"
"Broadband over Power Line (BPL) Test Results and Considerations"
"BPL Emissions Tests in Briarcliff Manor,  NY August 17-19, 2004"

FCC Regulations about BPL

47 CFR - Part 15 - August 14, 2006 - Pdf file of entire Part 15
FCC BPL Memorandum Order and Opinion
- September 3, 2006
FCC BPL Report and Order
- October 28, 2004
Part II
More information about Part 15

FCC Web Page Links

Experimental licenses - Use Experiment Type = Broadband on Power Lines
FCC FAQ on Equipment Authorization
- Under these rules, BPL is subject to FCC Certification
FCC ID number database
- Generic search

Broadband Opportunities for Rural America

The FCC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture oversee programs that provide funding for broadband deployment in rural areas. (including BPL) A range of different technology platforms can be used, either independently or in conjunction with one another, to provide broadband services. This site provides additional information on how each of these various technologies works.

High-Speed Services for Internet Access: Status as of December 31, 2005
July 1, 2006, FCC -- This is the 2005 report from the FCC about high-speed digital lines in the United States. It shows that as December 31, 2005, there were approximately 5900 BPL lines in the United States out of a total of 50,200,000 broadband lines. After several years of trying, BPL enjoys 0.012% market penetration.

High-Speed Services for Internet Access: Status as of June 30, 2006
January 7, 2006, FCC - This report shows that as of June 30, 2006 there were approximately 5200 BPL lines in the United States our of a total of 64,600,000 broadband lines. At this time, BPL had captured 0.008% of the market place.  The numbers of BPL lines being used to provide access BPL to consumers and businesses decreased from the number cited in the report on the status as of December 31, 2005. Note:  Previous versions of this report can also be downloaded from the FCC site. For FCC database searches, it is suggested that the number of results be increased to at least 99.


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