The WIA response to the Australian Communications Authority BPL Discussion Paper
2005 Author :
Michael Owen - VK3KI
The WIA response to the Australian Communications Authority Discussion Paper "The Management of Interference from Broadband over Power Line Applications"
The WIA response to the Australian Communications Authority discussion paper entitled "The management of Interference from Broadband over Power Line Applications" has been submitted to the ACA. The WIA submission replies to specific questions asked in the ACA discussion paper including:
the likely effects of BPL interference to the amateur service
the suitability of interim guidelines for BPL trials
the obligations of BPL operators to consumers
how to best manage and regulate BPL
suitability of industry management of BPL interference issues
the adoption of a BPL standard and other approaches
are codes or guidelines desirable
should licensing, conditions and fees be applied to BPL
and issues arising from access BPL
Some clubs and individuals have expressed a desire to forward their own submission to the ACA. The WIA board believes that an alternative course of action for those clubs who wish to make a submission, but have not already done so, would be to submit a letter to the ACA supporting the WIA submission.
The ACA have indicated they will accept supporting letters for a short time after the closing date for submissions. People have sufficient time to review the published WIA submission and forward their comments to the ACA. The WIA would like to receive comments on the submission, this can be done via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org