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Broadband over powerline, so far has seen limited success, but that’s not stopping bureaucrats to push the technology in European Union. Given that DSL and other technologies are more easily available in Europe than say US, I wonder why they need to make a push on […]

Broadband over powerline, so far has seen limited success, but that’s not stopping bureaucrats to push the technology in European Union. Given that DSL and other technologies are more easily available in Europe than say US, I wonder why they need to make a push on BPL. They say it will help digital divide in EU, since there are 200 million electricity lines and can carry broadband signals. Reuters adds, “The Commission said it takes an engineer about 1 hour to install PLC equipment in a transformer station to offer a signal to 150 to 250 households which can then use modems to tap it.”

By Om Malik

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