Sunday, July 11, 2004

The New York Times > Business > Your Money > Techno Files: Is Broadband Out of a Wall Socket the Next Big Thing?

The New York Times > Business > Your Money > Techno Files: Is Broadband Out of a Wall Socket the Next Big Thing? "It is known variously as B.P.L, for broadband over power lines, or as HomePlug. As a concept, it has been around for a long time. What is new in the last two years is a series of technical breakthroughs, mainly in chips designed by Intellon, a tiny company in Ocala, Fla. These chips have made power-line transmission fast enough, cheap enough and reliable enough to merit serious attention. A standards-setting group called the HomePlug alliance has also played an important role."
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