Power Line Connectivity

from the I'll-believe-it-when-I-see-it dept

For years I’ve been reading stories about how power line connectivity could be a serious broadband alternative to DSL or cable modem service using your regular power lines. Every time I read one of those articles I also hear about how experiments have shown that it really doesn’t work. If it’s been talked about for so many years, and there’s still no proof-of-concept, I’m no longer holding my breath that it will ever work. However, this article (again) claims that it’s really close (really) to being a reality in the US. This strikes me as particularly odd, since all the other reports I had read said it made a lot more sense in Europe – and it was unlikely to ever work in the US.

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