First phone, then cable, now “Net over power lines”

UPDATE: FCC reaffirms commitment to broadband over power lines from Ars Technica

If broadband over power lines, or BPL, takes off, then more Americans, particularly in rural and underserved areas, will be able to plug into high-speed Internet access, and markets dominated by cable and DSL (digital subscriber line) should be forced to lower consumers’ bills, members of the Federal Communications Commission said at their monthly meeting here.

Read this article from C|Net and Net Over Power Lines Gets FCC Nod from WIRED

Update: FCC to clarify rules for powerline broadband from ZDNet


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3 responses to “First phone, then cable, now “Net over power lines”

  1. Pingback: The economic disincentive to bring broadband to rural America « What’s New Media?

  2. Pingback: FCC classifies BPL as “info service” « What’s New Media?

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