The IEEE formed a committee to create a formal standard for broadband over power line technology. The group hopes to give electric utilities guidelines for installing the requisite hardware on distribution lines, as well as safeguards against interference with radio transmissions. The standard is expected to be ready by mid-’06. UBS analyst Aryeh Bourkoff told a CTAM audience that cheap, effective BPL could pose a threat to cable’s HSD dominance, although he added that interference remained a significant issue.

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