Interview on BPL

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  1. N0ZWG

    N0ZWG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I didn't catch all the info, But Leo Laporte from the show Call for Help did an interview with the chairman of the F.C.C. on bpl. I guess they discussed how bpl works and why it's causing such a big stink. The interview is suppose to air sometime next week, But they didn't give a date or i just plain missed it. Anyways, keep your eyes and ears peeled as this might answer any questions on subject.
     
  2. N0ZWG

    N0ZWG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Btw, Call for Help is a program that is run on techtv for those that don't know. [​IMG]
     
  3. N0ZWG

    N0ZWG Ham Member QRZ Page

    My fault, the interview is on in a half hour on The Screensavers.
     
  4. K7FE

    K7FE QRZ Lifetime Member #1 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I received this response to my complaint on BPL.

       Thank you for writing to express your views on the
    ABroadband Internet Access Act of 2001,@ (S. 88).  
    Receiving input from my constituents is very helpful.

       Senator John D. Rockerfeller, IV (D-WV)
    introduced the ABroadband Internet Access Act of 2001,@
    on January 22, 2001.  This bill is just one of many
    legislative initiatives that try to address the need for
    competitive, widely deployed, and easily accessed
    broadband services -- this is why I am a cosponsor of this
    important bill, and I will work towards its passage.

       Modern technology has opened up opportunities
    for consumers everywhere to access the Internet at
    speeds much higher than what is possible over traditional
    phone lines.  This high-speed -- or broadband --
    capability could fundamentally change the way we make
    phone calls, watch television and movies, purchase high
    quality music, and many other things.  It is vital to the
    interests of consumers and our economy that we ensure a
    competitive, robust exploration of these new
    technologies.  At the same time, we must be careful
    about inappropriately interfering in markets that are still
    developing.  For example, cable providers argue that an
    open access mandate would inhibit their ongoing
    nationwide investment in broadband access and that
    government regulation would create uncertainty in the
    market and make it more difficult to justify the huge
    capital investments that are necessary.

       The ABroadband Internet Access Act of 2001@ has
    been referred to the Committee on Finance where it
    awaits consideration.  Once again, thank you so much for
    writing.  I hope that you will continue to do so in the
    future.  If you should have any further comments or
    questions, please do not hesitate to call my Washington,
    D.C. staff at (202) 224-3841.
               
               Sincerely yours,

               Dianne Feinstein
               United States Senator

    http://feinstein.senate.gov

    73,
    Terry, K7FE
     
  5. KG4CGC

    KG4CGC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Saw Leo on tv. It was a fluff piece.
    Letter from Dianne, She is very capable of speaking from both sides of her a*s.
    nuff said.
     
  6. K0RGR

    K0RGR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    You'll probably never see me do this again, but I will post the belated response I got from our Republican Senator:


    Thank you for sharing with me your thoughts regarding broadband over power lines (BPL). I appreciate your attention to this important issue.

    Like you, I recognize the importance of high speed internet access for Minnesota’s residents and businesses. However, I also realize the importance of ensuring that new technologies do not degrade telecommunication frequencies currently in use by the public, pilots, and emergency response teams.

    I appreciate knowing your concerns regarding the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and BPL. Rest assured, I will monitor the situation and will closely observe the FCC’s work on this issue.

    Thank you once again for contacting me. I value your advice. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance to you.



    I have to give the man credit - somebody in his office apparently actually read my email and sent a decent answer. Better than any others I've gotten so far. I have not been a Norm Coleman fan at all - even though he was a Democrat until recently - but that might change.
     
  7. W6EZ

    W6EZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I watched the thursday edition of techTV's The screen savers program and they played a video segment of Leo's visit to the FCC's main office.

    I found it interesting that in the part that showed the FCC monitoring room there was one of those new 10,000 dollar Icom hf rigs on the desk.

    I think next week is when the FCC programs will air.
    On Leo's radio talk show last week he was saying that there would be no problem with BPL. I think his words were ". . .of course they will notch out the ham bands." Sounded to me like he was down playing any complaints from hams.

    I think we have to realize that most people involved in this have the opinion that ham radio, and for the most part HF radio, is a dead, usless "old and low tech" like some newer hams consider morse code.

    Getting BPL to simply go away is going to be very difficult.

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  8. Guest

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (K7FE @ May 20 2004,21:51)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">   Thank you for writing to express your views on the
    ABroadband Internet Access Act of 2001,@ (S. 88).  
    Receiving input from my constituents is very helpful.

       Senator John D. Rockerfeller, IV (D-WV)
    introduced the ABroadband Internet Access Act of 2001,@
    on January 22, 2001.  This bill is just one of many
    legislative initiatives that try to address the need for
    competitive, widely deployed, and easily accessed
    broadband services -- this is why I am a cosponsor of this
    important bill, and I will work towards its passage.

       Modern technology has opened up opportunities
    for consumers everywhere to access the Internet at
    speeds much higher than what is possible over traditional
    phone lines.  This high-speed -- or broadband --
    capability could fundamentally change the way we make
    phone calls, watch television and movies, purchase high
    quality music, and many other things.  It is vital to the
    interests of consumers and our economy that we ensure a
    competitive, robust exploration of these new
    technologies.  At the same time, we must be careful
    about inappropriately interfering in markets that are still
    developing.  For example, cable providers argue that an
    open access mandate would inhibit their ongoing
    nationwide investment in broadband access and that
    government regulation would create uncertainty in the
    market and make it more difficult to justify the huge
    capital investments that are necessary.

       The ABroadband Internet Access Act of 2001@ has
    been referred to the Committee on Finance where it
    awaits consideration.  Once again, thank you so much for
    writing.  I hope that you will continue to do so in the
    future.  If you should have any further comments or
    questions, please do not hesitate to call my Washington,
    D.C. staff at (202) 224-3841.
               
               Sincerely yours,

               Dianne Feinstein
               United States Senator

    http://feinstein.senate.gov[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
    Is it just me or is Diane a slobbering retard? [​IMG]
     
  9. N0ZWG

    N0ZWG Ham Member QRZ Page

    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (w6ez @ May 21 2004,14:53)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I watched the thursday edition of techTV's The screen savers program and they played a video segment of Leo's visit to the FCC's main office.

    I found it interesting that in the part that showed the FCC monitoring room there was one of those new 10,000 dollar Icom hf rigs on the desk.

    I think next week is when the FCC programs will air.
    On Leo's radio talk show last week he was saying that there would be no problem with BPL. I think his words were &quot;. . .of course they will notch out the ham bands.&quot; Sounded to me like he was down playing any complaints from hams.

    I think we have to realize that most people involved in this have the opinion that ham radio, and for the most part HF radio, is a dead, usless &quot;old and low tech&quot; like some newer hams consider morse code.

    Getting BPL to simply go away is going to be very difficult.

    ++++++++++++++++

    Ideas expresed here are just an opinion.
    You milage may vary.
    Preformed by professional driver on a closed course.
    Void where prohibited by law.
    Any statement above is not intended to reflect on any persons living or dead.
    Not intended for persons below the age of 18.
    The US Dept. of Health has determined that getting
    worked up over a forum post may be harmful and cause
    elevated blood pressure.[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
    Heh, yeah when I saw that on the screensavers I thought that I had misinterpreted the airing of that show. Leo Laporte said that It would air on Call for Help not TSS. Oh well, at least I didn't miss it and I got to see some neat things in the main office. That signal tracking system they had was pretty neat to say the least. [​IMG]
     
  10. W6EZ

    W6EZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think all this week is the &quot;visit to Washinton&quot; week.
    TSS and Call for help should each be showing &quot;stuff.&quot;
    I hope I can watch some of the late night replays.
     
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