The FCC is looking for data, analysis and perspectives from participants across the entire Smart Grid ecosystem. They want to know what works and what doesn’t, and want the data to back it up. The data they gather through this process will be an important part of the analysis their team is undertaking.
The deadline for responses is October 2, “but we’re hopeful that many will begin submitting facts and findings to the record right away. We’ll be presenting some preliminary findings at the Commission meeting on September 29.” according to the FCC Blog at http://blog.broadband.gov/?p=232
“Our team is intently focused on identifying the best ways to support and accelerate these developments. These ideas will be an important part of the National Broadband Plan.”
The problem is that the FCC does not yet have the authority to dictate with impunity the Best Practices for the implementation – I personally wouldn’t mind if they were granted the right to pull a trump on Private interest to make this happen, right now the “committee” is just too big and too full of self interest to do any good for our grid, our country or our Broadband.
Too much pressure from big Telcos and not enough action taking place.
According to the post.