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Friday, July 25, 2003

 

Two skeptical articles on powerline broadband

Two skeptical articles on powerline broadband
Both are from Silicon.com in the U.K.:

"Peter Cochrane's Uncommon Sense: The right technology for the right job"
"Want to send Peter a business plan? Make sure it's not based on this technology..."

"5 years ago... Norweb promises IP over power lines by year end"
This article is a look back at the first, big public trial of a powerline broadband system by Norweb. The Norweb system apparently never worked satisfactorily and was abandoned.

I'm not sure powerline broadband's future is as bleak as the links suggest (a lot of work has been done since Norweb to improve the technology) but I'm including them in the interest of covering all sides of powerline broadband.

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