Thursday, October 6, 2005

High Speed Internet thru Power Lines

It is now possible to get high-speed internet service transmitted through power lines. While the business model has yet to prove itself even for populated areas, the potential for bringing high-speed internet to rural areas is what I find exciting.

There are a lot of areas in Maine which have little chance of receiving DSL service or high-speed cable connections. Even cable TV is unavailable to many Mainers, and satellite service for internet is still quite expensive. If online infrastructure can take advantage of the rural electrification grid, there's little stopping it.



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