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Thursday, January 29, 2004

 

Pennsylvania: PPL takes BPL from trial to commercial deployment in Hanover Township

The Morning Call reports that PPL has successfully concluded its' BPL (broadband over power lines) trial in Hanover Township and is beginning full commercial deployment.
"Alan Rickenbacher of PPL ... said the trial went 'exceptionally well' and that the company got 'response beyond our expectations.' He said PPL sent 2,000 letters and more than 200 people have signed up. 'We want to expand and make the service available to all township residents,' he said."

The Express-Times also had an article on PPL's meeting with the township supervisors earlier this week and noted:
"Amateur shortwave radio operators had complained before the trial run that the frequency would interfere with their hobby. Supervisor Steve Salvesen said Tuesday night he had been in touch with one of the operators after the trial run started. The operator experienced no problems, Salvesen said."

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