Community Broadband Networks 
Recent Blog Headlines
About Al Bonnyman
"What's this blog thing about, anyway?"
Partial list: power utilities with fiber

Sponsored by:
Fiber Planners Inc.
Designers of fiber networks for electric utilities and communities.

News and comments on community broadband networks, the communities deploying them and the technologies that support them. Published by Denise Frey and Al Bonnyman.

Enter your email address below to subscribe to Community Broadband Networks:

powered by Bloglet
If the subscription form returns an error, send an e-mail to

Index of 2100 previous posts since March 2003

  Search help

Send news updates and feedback to:
Al Bonnyman

Sponsored by:

Fiber Planners logo

Some of the topics we cover:

  • ADSS cable technology
  • OPGW cable technology
  • Fiber to the home
  • Powerline broadband
  • Fixed wireless broadband
  • Other power utility telecom topics
  • Innovative fiber deployment technologies

Recent headlines:

Links to other blogs and free-form news sites:

Other links:

Note: comments posted are strictly the opinion of the poster and not necessarily those of Fiber Planners Inc. or any other posters.


Friday, February 06, 2004


United Kingdom: BPL users in Winchester describe their experience with the technology

The Independent has a good article on users' experiences with BPL (broadband over power line) technology during Scottish and Southern's trial deployment in Winchester, England.
"Imagine a world where broadband is available in every room: a broadband connection that's 20 times as fast as standard dial-up. And a home that's already wired in a convenient way without installing a network or relocating telephone and cable outlets. It's all coming true for the people of Winchester, where always-on broadband connections are being made available from their 13-amp sockets ... Here's the secret - Power Line Telecommunications (PLT) or, as we'll call it here, powerline broadband. The concept is simple, but it's taken years to develop. Essentially, the technology carries radio signals along the existing electric cables from a nearby substation - usually within 400 metres - to and from your premises. All you need is a special modem and a spare electrical socket."


Add email subscriptions to your blog with Bloglet! Weblog Commenting by Listed on Blogwise
The Octopus Files
My Popdex Game Profile
Technorati Profile Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

This page is powered by Blogger.