Broadband using Power Lines?

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An interesting article over at PC World discusses a possible third pipe to deliver broadband access to homes and businesses. One of 'power line communications' (PLC) big advantages is that the infrastructure is already there meaning that any site with power outlets could be hooked up to a broadband connection.

[COLOR=royalblue]"You can be anyplace and just plug in," he says. "You can't beat the versatility--you're not restricted to one corner of the room where the phone line is coming, or the cable line is coming in. You just pick up your computer and plug it in anywhere, and there you are."[/COLOR]

Although still not quite there yet, various companies have been paying attention and following closely how this technology evolves, some of the potential providers have already set up trial locations with success. The article also goes details other subjects such as cost (could be less expensive than comparable DSL lines apparently) and how the technology itself works. Could you imagine this going mainstream anytime soon? Broadband for everyone! it could happen, you know...

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