Washington Island looks to be loosing its BPL service 3 - January - 2012Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, K9ZW, K9ZW Just Rambled.
Tags: BPL, IBEC, K9ZW, K9ZW Just Rambled, Washington Island, WI-001L
Looks like Washington Island is loosing its BPL service as part of the folding IBEC situation.
While BPL remains in general not very ham-friendly and not likely to be missed by many hams not employed in the industry, it is sad to see the Island suffer this loss as their direct investment wasn’t insignificant. It may have been that the financial risks were understated or not understood if the BPL service provider were to fold.
It will be a shame if the Islanders end up paying for years for an instantly obsolete system they won’t even be able to use.