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Wednesday, December 03, 2003
More powerline broadband news and links
Additional powerline broadband news and links:
Amperion reports it successfully demonstrated its' BPL (broadband over power line) technology on a 69,000 kV line belonging to American Electric Power. Amperion claims this is the first time a BPL system has worked on that high a voltage.
The NRTC web site also has two other BPL presentations from an April meeting. One was by Brett Kilbourne with the United Telecom Council, a utility-backed group; it does a good job of summarizing the regulatory issues associated with BPL deployments. The other presentation was by Allen Todd, Director of Utilities for the City of Manassas, Virginia; Manassas was an early adopter of BPL technology and this presentation addresses some of the practical questions other utilities might have. The Manassas presentation also has good pictures of the Main.net equipment Manassas uses.