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DFW: First Major U.S. BPL Rollout
DFW: First Major U.S. BPL RolloutFebruary 19th, 2006 · stk
In the United States anyway, it's happening sooner, rather than later. Two million customers in the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex will soon have access to "Broadband over Power Line". This technology will provide speeds up to 3 megabits per second through a home's existing electrical sockets, at prices that are anticipated to be less than that of cable or ADSL (Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Lines). This will make every electrical socket both a source of power and a high-speed internet connection.
As a follow-up to an October story, it is interesting to note that the first major U.S. rollout of BPL will be in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, starting later in 2006.
The $10 million dollar project was jointly announced by TXU and Current Communications Group in December. More information can be found in the original article.