Monday, July 11, 2005

We Need More Power Captain!

Last week it was Google, this week it is IBM that is going after BPL (broadband over powerline). I have a post coming up on what I see with Google and BPL

From The Economic Times CenterPoint, IBM team on broadband

NEW YORK: Utility operator CenterPoint Energy Inc and IBM will team up to test new technologies for delivering high-speed Internet access over electrical powerlines, the companies said on Monday.

CenterPoint has opened a technology center at one of its facilities in Houston, with design help from IBM, and has also launched a trial of broadband over powerline (BPL) to a 220-home area in Houston, they said

Broadband services over electrical lines are seen as an attractive alternative for rural areas where traditional broadband delivery mediums like cable and telephone lines do not or can not reach

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