The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.
3 Aug 2006
Washington, DC - As part of its ongoing efforts to promote access to broadband services for all Americans and to encourage new facilities-based broadband platforms, the Federal Communications Commission today generally affirmed its rules for Access Broadband over Power Line (Access BPL) systems while maintaining safeguards against harmful interference to existing radio services. If harmful interference does occur, the Commission will take appropriate action to remedy the situation. Today's decision was adopted in response to a number of petitions for reconsideration of the BPL rules established in October of 2004.
12 Jun 2006
SiConnect has announced a technology breakthrough for in-home communication. The company's POEM™ technology addresses the technical challenges presented by the use of existing domestic electrical wiring for the transport of audio, video, voice and data in the home, and enables a new price point to be achieved.
24 Feb 2005
By Grant Gross - February 24, 2005 - Broadband customers looking for an alternative to cable-modem or DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) service may not have long to wait for broadband over powerline service (BPL), according to a white paper published Thursday by a technology-focused research group.
24 Feb 2005
BPL Offers ‘Third Wire’ If Technical, Economic Challenges Overcome; Emerging Tech Already Here: BPL Deployed Commercially on City-Wide Basis in D.C. Suburb
Broadband over powerline (BPL) technology may be “primed for real growth in 2005 and beyond” across the United States, according to a new white paper released today by the New Millennium Research Council (NMRC).
22 Sep 2003
Demonstrates 216Mbps over PG&E's medium-voltage grid
Santa Rosa, MA - September 22, 2003 - Corridor Systems today announced results of the latest testing of its PowerCorridor™ system for very high-speed communications over medium-voltage powerlines.
26 Aug 2002
“The Network Behind the Power Outlet” Promises to Provide New Insight on the Development and Distribution of Future Power Line Networking Products
SAN RAMON, Calif., August 26, 2002 - The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, an industry consortium established to provide a forum for the development of an open specification of home power line networking products and services, today announced that its third annual member conference, “HomePlug: The Network Behind the Power Outlet,” will be held in Napa Valley, California on October 23-24.