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Power Struggle

RECLASSIFYING BPL AS AN information service as one association is proposing could be the break the access technology needs. BPL has been fighting an uphill battle; most analysts are not bullish on the concept, and providers positions run hot and cold. Along with CURRENT Communications Group LLC, Texas-based TXU Electric Delivery, a subsidiary of TXU […]

reseller channel: Will BPL, Wireless Save ISPs?

This summer the FCC in a 4-0 vote adopted an order classifying DSL as an information service, not a telecom service, under Title I, in line with the U.S. Supreme Courts decision in June on cable modem service in NCTA v. Brand X. The deregulation effectively releases the Bells from the requirement to make DSL […]

Wireless Broadband in Gas Lines, Natural or Needless?

Imagine watching TV and checking out the Major League Baseball scores on the Web over the same lines responsible for keeping you warm in the winter. A California startup says it has developed a technology that could deliver HDTV and other advanced broadband services over the natural gas lines of which there are 63 million […]

Texas BPL Bill May Be First of Many

A bill introduced this year at the Texas Legislature could have served as a blueprint for other states aiming to spell out the obligations of utilities delivering high-speed Internet access over the power grid. Designed to encourage broadband service over the power lines, or so-called BPL, the bill introduced by Texas Sen. Troy Fraser passed […]

Telkonet Gives Power to Resellers

Telkonet Inc. in mid-April plans to roll out voice functionality for its patented Telkonet PlugPlus commercial powerline LAN communications system. This enhancement will give its value-added resellers - namely ISPs, property management companies and some telcos - low-cost entrance into the telephone business serving multitenant offices and apartments. Ron Pickett, president and CEO of Telkonet, says PlugPlus […]

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