Is Australia ready for broadband over powerline?

Broadband over powerline (BPL) is a technology that can deliver broadband access at speeds of up to 200Mbps through a normal electrical wall socket. It's slowly gaining momentum in Australia as utility companies and telcos jump on the bandwagon.

roundup Broadband over powerline (BPL) is a technology that can deliver broadband access at speeds of up to 200Mbps through a normal electrical wall socket. It's slowly gaining momentum in Australia as utility companies and telcos jump on the bandwagon.

Telstra's Fibre to the Node to kickstart Aussie BPL?
The telco's plan to extend fibre-optic cables to street-side cabinets to provide faster ADSL services could be the kickstart broadband over powerline technology needs in Australia, a leading authority on the subject said.
Published 25 November 2005 12:40 PM

Comms regulator to revise BPL guidelines
As rollouts of broadband over powerline technology gain pace in Australia, the nation's communications regulator will take another look at the rules for its deployment.
Published 24 November 2005 03:43 PM

Country Energy gears up for commercial BPL trial
NSW electricity utility Country Energy will soon follow its Tasmanian counterpart Aurora and start selling broadband Internet services over its power line infrastructure.
Published 24 November 2005 12:28 PM

Tasmania powers up 12Mbps broadband
Internet service provider Datafast, in partnership with Aurora Energy and hardware vendor Mitsubishi Electric, has kicked off a 12Mbps broadband over powerline service in Hobart, which the company claims is the world's first large-scale commercial trial.
Published 13 September 2005 04:46 PM

Vendors take to power line broadband
The technology that allows the internal power wiring in a home to deliver broadband service is getting some heavy-hitting endorsements from large technology companies including Intel, Motorola and Cisco Systems.
Published 26 August 2005 11:32 AM

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