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Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission issued an order classifying broadband over
power line-enabled (BPL) Internet access as an "information service" under the Communications Act.

The action follows a June 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision classifying cable modem broadband
service as an information service, and an FCC decision later that year that put DSL service under
the same regulations.

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In other news, the FCC and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) have instated a moratorium on anti-smoking laws in all 50 states, after the FCC declared second-hand smoke to be useful in sending low-speed digital data. Therefore, according to FCC head, Kevin Martin, “Smoke too, can be an effective, albeit inefficient, method of providing an ‘information service”.
Martin added, “Rigorous field testing by the tobacco industry has proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that fears of health-related problems due to this new technological breakthrough, are merely a “myth” promulgated by a “few silly old men who like to sit outdoors and breath”.
 

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Yes, propagation of information (signals) by means of smoke is an ancient and
time-honored technology. In fact, the earliest known use of binary numbers was
when ancient smokers exhaled through pursed lips to form ones and zeros. Of
course, few knew of the binary numbering system at the time, so the exhaled
messages went largely unnoticed and many an invitations to feasts and orgies
were left to waft away without the proper and expected R.S.V.P.

It wasn't until early native Americans (Americanus Nativus Indias) learned to signal
by intermittent interruption of columns of thick smoke rising from burning green leaf
and wood fires that messages could sent sent over long distances, through the use
of repeaters, of course.

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BPL, is the worst thing ever happen to longwave, AM radio broadcast bands and shortwave radio bands due to BPL RF, pollutions!:(

It would be better off using on Fiber Optics or microwave radio bands.

Ham radio, aircraft, Military and CB radios and many other radio services will be hampered by BPL RF noise Pollutions.

Please tell the FCC to ban BPL from using 60 KHz to 30 MHz ranges.

Can't afford the RF noise to go up higher than is needed.

As a ham radio OPs, I am worred about this BPL issue and as many others too!:(


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