Broadband over powerlines (BPL) is a technology for high-speed communications over existing high- and low-voltage distribution circuits. It has been a goal of the electric power industry for decades and today's low-cost digital technology makes this goal a reality. This panel will discuss the technological, regulatory, business, and societal dimensions of this potentially disruptive new technology. Chaired by Jeff Tolnar, BPL Global, the panelists include: Matt Oja, Idacom; Don Von Dollen, EPRI; Bruce Romano, FCC; and Brett Kilbourne, UTC. Room C142. Tuesday, May 23, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm.