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Old 01-01-2006, 11:04   #1
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Power Co. as ISP ??

As if there weren't enough that I didn't already find incomprehensible in this business?! ^8

I just got off the phone with someone who claims the local power- as in house electricity- company is perhaps a new connection possibility and it will be faster by far than the phone lines.

Whew! Is this BS or whut? ;P ;R
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:19   #2
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No. I was reading something about this a month or two ago. Here is a link for one instance.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2005/current.html
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Old 01-01-2006, 13:21   #3
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I wish my co-op would see the light (pun intended) and get in on this. I think the head honcho is an old timer & purist, ie - "we supply power only" and it won't happen until he goes. If I want high speed where I live it's gonna have to be satellite.

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Old 01-01-2006, 16:58   #4
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No. I was reading something about this a month or two ago. Here is a link for one instance.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2005/current.html
Holy cow. So what's keeping the power co.s from jumping at this? Seems like the bennies would be spread around quite nicely.
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Old 01-01-2006, 17:24   #5
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It makes sense if you think about it. Essentially EVERY residence with electricity would have the ability to connect. None of this having to be within a certain footage of the phone company for DSL, nor having to pay cable's every-increasing rates. You can already get devices to add an extra phone extension via two outlets and the wiring already in your home. Why not broadband?
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Old 01-01-2006, 18:08   #6
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Many European countries already use it.

Here's another article...
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Old 01-01-2006, 19:02   #7
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I saw something about a local power company just west of Indy trying this. I don't know anyone who has it, etc, so its hard telling what the speed would really be. It could definitely be an affordable way to take high speed to the boonies though.

Its definitely something to keep an eye on.

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Old 01-04-2006, 19:36   #8
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TXU (Texas Utilities)has announced they will have broadband over powerlines in 3rd Qtr. 2006. I had satellite internet installed last week and its awsome compared to dialup at 28.8 kbps.
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