Remember what we reported not long ago about broadband through power lines? Ireland's electricity company, ESB, is to see whether it can deliver broadband over electric cables as part of a €50 million ($55.76 million) project part-funded by the Irish government. In a statement he said: "Powerline communications systems have the potential to provide an alternative broadband infrastructure, which can compete with local fixed telephony, cable, and wireless networks." However, campaigners for more affordable and widely availabale Net access in Ireland have reserved their judgment amid concerns about the technology itself. Read more: The Register.