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NTIA Comments on Carrier Current Systems, including Broadband over Power Line Systems

Docket Number
ET Docket No. 03-104
Wednesday, August 13, 2003

NTIA believes that Broadband over Power Line (BPL) holds great promise as a new source of innovation and competition in the broadband marketplace.  It has the potential to open new avenues of Internet access, to enable new and expanded services for utility companies, and to create a new platform for further advances in communications technology.  By moving swiftly to examine BPL and to establish appropriate rules for its use, the Commission can provide this emerging industry with a solid foundation upon which to build new services and products that will benefit American consumers and businesses.  Thus, NTIA urges the Commission to move forward expeditiously with its BPL Inquiry.