Texas to get broadband over its power lines

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 3:26 pm

Two Texas companies have announced a plan to offer high-speed Internet service over the power grid.

The plan was announced on Monday by Current Communications Group, a service provider that specializes in broadband service over power lines (BPL), and TXU Electric Delivery, the largest electric company in Texas.

The companies estimate that roughly two million homes and businesses in northern Texas will be able to subscribe to the new service when the network is complete. Current Communications–which has built a similar network over Cincinnati’s power lines with local utility company Cinergy–will design, build and operate the new broadband network. Deployments will begin in 2006, the companies said.

Source: News.com


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