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Broadband Powerline Communications Where Are We Now ?

Date : 25 / 02 / 2006
Author : Phil Wait - VK2DKN

Broadband over Power Line communications, BPL, (aka Power Line Communications - PLC, or Power Line telecommunications - PLT), is a method of injecting and carrying high speed data over the electricity distribution network, or the transmission grid. BPL promises a broadband signal at every power connection, without the need for additional cabling.

Communications over power lines is not new, it has been used for communications and network control functions for many years. Recent availability of low cost semiconductor chipsets, together with increasing community demand for broadband services and improved access, especially in fringe and regional areas, has encouraged development of BPL technologies to meet perceived consumer needs.

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