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Broadband for Everyone …….. Alan R. Shark, D.P.A. President & CEO PLCA ____________________________________________________ Power Line Communications Association.

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1 Broadband for Everyone …….. Alan R. Shark, D.P.A. President & CEO PLCA ____________________________________________________ Power Line Communications Association

2 PLCA PLCA The Big Standards Question Is power line communications spelled as one word or two?

3 PLCA Power Line Communications Association PLCA BPL/PLC is Here and it is here to stay!

4 PLCA Power Line Communications Association PLCA Electric Usage……………….. Monitoring…………………... Monitoring…………………... Security……………………… Security……………………… Internet Services…………….. Internet Services…………….. VoIP…………………………. VoIP…………………………. Video ………………………... Video ………………………... Web Storage/hosting…………. Web Storage/hosting…………. Video Games………………… Video Games………………… Special News & Res. Services.. Special News & Res. Services..

5 PLCA Power Line Communications Association PLCA Where Are We Today? 12 – 15 Field tests across the U.S. (At least). No common standard (Yet!). City of Manassas first commercial deployment followed by Cinergy. FCC working on revised rules. But industry can deploy under existing rules. But industry can deploy under existing rules. Huge potential for last mile broadband service. Need for more investment dollars and partners.

6 PLCA Power Line Communications Association PLCA What Are the Benefits To Consumers? Always on Internet High speed Internet service Lower cost than alternatives Opportunity for enhanced services Ability to make strategic choices

7 PLCA Power Line Communications Association PLCA What Are the Benefits For Utilities? New revenue streams for a deregulated industry Outage monitoring Auto meter reading (AMR) SCADA Traffic signals Wireless mobile data hotspots Automated distribution switching Demand side management

8 PLCA Power Line Communications Association PLCA What Needs to Happen Next?? Need for franchise & financial partnerships Electric Utility Executives must commit to enterprise models & actively support projects Current roll-outs needs to better publicized Need for business certainty environment

9 PLCA Power Line Communications Association PLCA Next PLCA Meeting October 28/29 Alexandria, VA. Seek more proactive ways to work with ARRL members and others. Continue working with FCC & NTIA. Work towards standards (work with existing organizations).

10 PLCA Power Line Communications Association PLCA PLCA Power Line Communications Association 200 PLCA ____________________________________________________ Power Line Communications Association 200 N. Glebe Road Suite 1000 Arlington, VA


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