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Broadband over Powerlines Delivers Internet through the Electric Grid

Energy Minute: Customers with broadband over powerlines, or BPL, can get high-speed internet connections through their electrical outlets. The technology has been around for a long time, but it's getting more attention as demand for broadband grows. (Podcast)

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Music by Chris Keister.

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broadband over powerlines, or BPL, can get high-speed internet connections through their electrical outlets. The technology has been around for a long time, but it's getting more attention as demand for broadband grows.
I hope that Yahoo become leader in BPL service.

can you really get internet off of any "main power grid"? can you get it anytime? do you need a special laptop computer to get connected? is it free??? what's the deal?

PLC technology provides broadband Internet access through ordinary power lines. A computer (or any other device) would need only to plug a BPL "modem" into any outlet in an equipped building to have high-speed Internet access.

Is there a way to get internet access thru electirc outlet in your home?

This was supposed to have been a done deal ,with some
town in Az being the first to receive it.whaa hoppen.
When is the last time you heard anything about it?
Like so much in our country
happens it probably has been bought off by the suppliers of broadband for a few billion

O.k. Why don't I have that??