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Comment Re:As a UK radio ham (Score 3, Insightful) 239

let's hope this is the first nail in the coffin of a truly bad idea.
How is BPL a bad idea? Aside from the problems that need to be worked out with interference with hobbists, this could be a legitimate alternative to dsl and cable. It would be wonderful if a bit of competition could make broadband a little more prevalent/affordable.

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.