The Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) task force has recently released the preliminary results of its deliberations, which provides an easy-to-understand and readable overview of the technology. The task force examined BPL issues within three broad areas – technology, security and regulatory. It will continue to remain engaged with industry stakeholders and customers in the coming year as it looks to optimise the benefits of the technology for the public. Specifically the task force expects to continue to monitor the ongoing pilot programmes and commercial deployments taking place in the US, and to focus on emerging regulatory issues – possibly even formulating a best practices guide for state regulators.
Copies of the report can be downloaded from NARUC’s web site.