February 10, 2003

Power Line Internet

I’ve heard about power-line networking, where you plug special devices into your electrical outlets and your home wiring carries the ethernet signal. I’ve never tried it myself, but it’s been on the market long enough that I figure it must work okay. But now electric companies are looking into ways of using the same technology to provide Internet access to their customers. This article outlines some of the plans, which involve using fiber optics to route around high-voltage lines and transformers, and repeaters to strengthen the signal along the way. I guess a number of years ago it would have seemed silly to talk about getting the Internet over your cable TV wire. Could power-line Internet catch on the same way?

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  1. Jesse says:

    For now fiber would be the only wire safe enough to carry the signal (non conductive material).
    However the cost of Fiber wires and the Pain of splicing and joining are to high to make anything possible anytime soon

    Posted February 24, 2003 @ 11:48 pm
  2. samanth says:

    how can i become a vet

    Posted March 15, 2004 @ 9:45 am

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