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Monday, March 29, 2004


Central Virginia Electric Cooperative to offer BPL (broadband over power lines)

Wi-Fi Networking News, and Tom's Networking have articles on Central Virginia Electric Cooperative's plans to offer broadband over power line (BPL) service in a partnership with International Broadband Electric Communications, Inc. (IBEC). Subscribers will pay $30/month for 256k service -- that's slow to be called "broadband" but it's certainly better than dial-up.

IBEC is based in Huntsville, Alabama and one of its' officers was formerly with another Huntsville BPL player, PowerComm (now known as GridStream). It's unclear what the relationship is now between IBEC and Gridstream -- rivals or partners.


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