DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Broadband over power lines. Allows the utility regulatory commission (IURC) to authorize certain incentives for an electric utility that deploys a broadband over power lines (BPL) system, with respect to that part of the system that is used and useful in providing electric utility service to customers. Requires the electric utility to record and account for its capital investment and operating expenses reasonably incurred to support: (1) electric utility applications; and (2) other BPL services; used or consumed by the utility. Provides that a BPL system must comply with federal laws and regulations protecting licensed spectrum users from interference by BPL systems. Provides that the IURC may condition the granting or continuation of any incentive on the BPL system's compliance with applicable federal law.