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  1. PC World | 200Mbps shock for Broadband over powerlines
    "200Mbps shock for Broadband over powerlines

    Howard Dahdah, PC World

    20/12/2004 15:49:31

    Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs, but a trial
    using household powerlines has made it a reality.

    A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    finished last month."
    http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1
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    "I used to jog, but the ice kept bouncing out of my glass."
    There's nothing like a girl with a plunging neckline to keep a man on
    his toes.
    Collector»NZ, Dec 21, 2004
    #1
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  2. In article <>,
    Collector»NZ <> wrote:

    >Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...


    power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.

    >A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >finished last month."
    >http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1


    We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.
    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro, Dec 21, 2004
    #2
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  3. In article <>,
    Collector»NZ <> wrote:

    >Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...


    power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.

    >A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >finished last month."
    >http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1


    We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.
    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro, Dec 21, 2004
    #3
  4. Lawrence D¹Oliveiro said the following on 21/12/2004 2:33 p.m.:
    > In article <>,
    > Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >>power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...

    >
    >
    > power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.
    >
    >
    >>A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >>tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >>has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >>finished last month."
    >>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1

    >
    >
    > We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    > remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.

    Actually it is in use in the states admittedly with a few interference
    hitches

    --
    >>Follow ups may be set to a single group when appropriate!

    ======================================================================
    | Local 40.9000°S, 174.9830°E |
    ======================================================================
    "I used to jog, but the ice kept bouncing out of my glass."
    There's nothing like a girl with a plunging neckline to keep a man on
    his toes.
    Collector»NZ, Dec 21, 2004
    #4
  5. Lawrence D¹Oliveiro said the following on 21/12/2004 2:33 p.m.:
    > In article <>,
    > Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >>power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...

    >
    >
    > power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.
    >
    >
    >>A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >>tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >>has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >>finished last month."
    >>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1

    >
    >
    > We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    > remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.

    Actually it is in use in the states admittedly with a few interference
    hitches

    --
    >>Follow ups may be set to a single group when appropriate!

    ======================================================================
    | Local 40.9000°S, 174.9830°E |
    ======================================================================
    "I used to jog, but the ice kept bouncing out of my glass."
    There's nothing like a girl with a plunging neckline to keep a man on
    his toes.
    Collector»NZ, Dec 21, 2004
    #5
  6. Collector»NZ

    JedMeister Guest

    "Collector»NZ" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Lawrence D¹Oliveiro said the following on 21/12/2004 2:33 p.m.:
    >> In article <>,
    >> Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >>>power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...

    >>
    >>
    >> power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.
    >>
    >>
    >>>A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >>>tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >>>has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >>>finished last month."
    >>>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1

    >>
    >>
    >> We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    >> remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.

    > Actually it is in use in the states admittedly with a few interference
    > hitches


    Believe it when i see it.
    JedMeister, Dec 21, 2004
    #6
  7. Collector»NZ

    JedMeister Guest

    "Collector»NZ" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Lawrence D¹Oliveiro said the following on 21/12/2004 2:33 p.m.:
    >> In article <>,
    >> Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >>>power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...

    >>
    >>
    >> power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.
    >>
    >>
    >>>A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >>>tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >>>has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >>>finished last month."
    >>>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1

    >>
    >>
    >> We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    >> remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.

    > Actually it is in use in the states admittedly with a few interference
    > hitches


    Believe it when i see it.
    JedMeister, Dec 21, 2004
    #7
  8. In article <>, Lawrence D¹Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:
    >In article <>,
    > Collector»NZ <> wrote:

    *SNIP*
    >We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    >remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.


    The biggest technical snag is the interference that it puts out on
    regulated radio frequencies - the amatuer radio bands for starters. Ham
    isn't a dying art. During the cold snap over north America that knocked
    out power over wide areas, hams did a lot of emergency communications
    work. Similarly, they were able to function from downtown Manhattan on
    11/9, even when the cellular and phone networks were jammed.
    They're slow to rise, but pissing off amatuer radio operators is a very
    bad idea. There're good reasons why their radio bands are legislatively
    protected in every country that controls the EM spectrum, and
    broadband-over-power isn't a good enough reason to ditch them.

    --
    Matthew Poole Auckland, New Zealand
    "Veni, vidi, velcro...
    I came, I saw, I stuck around"

    My real e-mail is mattATp00leDOTnet
    Matthew Poole, Dec 21, 2004
    #8
  9. In article <>, Lawrence D¹Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:
    >In article <>,
    > Collector»NZ <> wrote:

    *SNIP*
    >We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    >remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.


    The biggest technical snag is the interference that it puts out on
    regulated radio frequencies - the amatuer radio bands for starters. Ham
    isn't a dying art. During the cold snap over north America that knocked
    out power over wide areas, hams did a lot of emergency communications
    work. Similarly, they were able to function from downtown Manhattan on
    11/9, even when the cellular and phone networks were jammed.
    They're slow to rise, but pissing off amatuer radio operators is a very
    bad idea. There're good reasons why their radio bands are legislatively
    protected in every country that controls the EM spectrum, and
    broadband-over-power isn't a good enough reason to ditch them.

    --
    Matthew Poole Auckland, New Zealand
    "Veni, vidi, velcro...
    I came, I saw, I stuck around"

    My real e-mail is mattATp00leDOTnet
    Matthew Poole, Dec 21, 2004
    #9
  10. Collector»NZ

    Axle Guest

    Unknown wrote:
    > On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 07:46:45 +1300, JedMeister wrote:
    >
    >
    >>"Collector»NZ" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>
    >>>Lawrence D¹Oliveiro said the following on 21/12/2004 2:33 p.m.:
    >>>
    >>>>In article <>,
    >>>> Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >>>>>power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >>>>>tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >>>>>has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >>>>>finished last month."
    >>>>>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    >>>>remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.
    >>>
    >>>Actually it is in use in the states admittedly with a few interference
    >>>hitches

    >>
    >>Believe it when i see it.

    >
    > plz excuse the late addition to this thread..
    > wasnt wired country ( counties power ) at some stage offering internet
    > over the powerlines ( although not at the bandwidth mentioned here ) to
    > pukekohe residents .. i have looked at thier site ( and the packing
    > shed's ) and cant find any mention of this venture
    > also.. i mentioned this technology to some trainee techs' and all of them
    > reacted with horrer at the thought of connecting modems to a 240 V line (
    > forgetting of course thier computers were already connected to the power
    > supply.. and the phone lines are powered albeit at a lower voltage )
    >


    You can buy homeplug mains networking adapters now at DSE to use within
    your own home.
    http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.filereader?41d76b6909b11c96273fc0a87f99074c EN/catalogs/CTG0001781
    Axle, Jan 2, 2005
    #10
  11. Collector»NZ

    Axle Guest

    Unknown wrote:
    > On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 07:46:45 +1300, JedMeister wrote:
    >
    >
    >>"Collector»NZ" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>
    >>>Lawrence D¹Oliveiro said the following on 21/12/2004 2:33 p.m.:
    >>>
    >>>>In article <>,
    >>>> Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >>>>>power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >>>>>tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >>>>>has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >>>>>finished last month."
    >>>>>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    >>>>remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.
    >>>
    >>>Actually it is in use in the states admittedly with a few interference
    >>>hitches

    >>
    >>Believe it when i see it.

    >
    > plz excuse the late addition to this thread..
    > wasnt wired country ( counties power ) at some stage offering internet
    > over the powerlines ( although not at the bandwidth mentioned here ) to
    > pukekohe residents .. i have looked at thier site ( and the packing
    > shed's ) and cant find any mention of this venture
    > also.. i mentioned this technology to some trainee techs' and all of them
    > reacted with horrer at the thought of connecting modems to a 240 V line (
    > forgetting of course thier computers were already connected to the power
    > supply.. and the phone lines are powered albeit at a lower voltage )
    >


    You can buy homeplug mains networking adapters now at DSE to use within
    your own home.
    http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.filereader?41d76b6909b11c96273fc0a87f99074c EN/catalogs/CTG0001781
    Axle, Jan 2, 2005
    #11
  12. Collector»NZ

    Unknown Guest

    On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 07:46:45 +1300, JedMeister wrote:

    > "Collector»NZ" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Lawrence D¹Oliveiro said the following on 21/12/2004 2:33 p.m.:
    >>> In article <>,
    >>> Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >>>>power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >>>>tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >>>>has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >>>>finished last month."
    >>>>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    >>> remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.

    >> Actually it is in use in the states admittedly with a few interference
    >> hitches

    >
    > Believe it when i see it.

    plz excuse the late addition to this thread..
    wasnt wired country ( counties power ) at some stage offering internet
    over the powerlines ( although not at the bandwidth mentioned here ) to
    pukekohe residents .. i have looked at thier site ( and the packing
    shed's ) and cant find any mention of this venture
    also.. i mentioned this technology to some trainee techs' and all of them
    reacted with horrer at the thought of connecting modems to a 240 V line (
    forgetting of course thier computers were already connected to the power
    supply.. and the phone lines are powered albeit at a lower voltage )

    --

    The only difference between a car salesman and a computer salesman is
    that the car salesman knows he's lying.
    Unknown, Jan 2, 2005
    #12
  13. Collector»NZ

    Unknown Guest

    On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 07:46:45 +1300, JedMeister wrote:

    > "Collector»NZ" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Lawrence D¹Oliveiro said the following on 21/12/2004 2:33 p.m.:
    >>> In article <>,
    >>> Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >>>>power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >>>>tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >>>>has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >>>>finished last month."
    >>>>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    >>> remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.

    >> Actually it is in use in the states admittedly with a few interference
    >> hitches

    >
    > Believe it when i see it.

    plz excuse the late addition to this thread..
    wasnt wired country ( counties power ) at some stage offering internet
    over the powerlines ( although not at the bandwidth mentioned here ) to
    pukekohe residents .. i have looked at thier site ( and the packing
    shed's ) and cant find any mention of this venture
    also.. i mentioned this technology to some trainee techs' and all of them
    reacted with horrer at the thought of connecting modems to a 240 V line (
    forgetting of course thier computers were already connected to the power
    supply.. and the phone lines are powered albeit at a lower voltage )

    --

    The only difference between a car salesman and a computer salesman is
    that the car salesman knows he's lying.
    Unknown, Jan 2, 2005
    #13
  14. On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 14:34:02 +1300, Collector»NZ wrote:

    > Lawrence D¹Oliveiro said the following on 21/12/2004 2:33 p.m.:
    >> In article <>,
    >> Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >>>power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...

    >>
    >>
    >> power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.
    >>
    >>
    >>>A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >>>tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >>>has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >>>finished last month."
    >>>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1

    >>
    >>
    >> We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    >> remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.

    > Actually it is in use in the states admittedly with a few interference
    > hitches
    nunya feckin bizzo, Jan 4, 2005
    #14
  15. On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 14:34:02 +1300, Collector»NZ wrote:

    > Lawrence D¹Oliveiro said the following on 21/12/2004 2:33 p.m.:
    >> In article <>,
    >> Collector»NZ <> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Internet downloads at over 100 times current speeds by plugging into a
    >>>power socket may shock even the biggest Broadband buffs...

    >>
    >>
    >> power socket ... shock ... heh-heh.
    >>
    >>
    >>>A new 200Mbps technology called Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) has been
    >>>tested successfully by Energy Australia in Newcastle. Initial feedback
    >>>has been overwhelmingly positive following the three-month trial, which
    >>>finished last month."
    >>>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;1826952087;fp;2;fpid;1

    >>
    >>
    >> We've heard this sort of thing claimed so many times before. Anybody
    >> remember Norweb? Always, some unforeseen technical snag has turned up.

    > Actually it is in use in the states admittedly with a few interference
    > hitches

    wasnt wired county of pukekohe doing something like this at one stage?
    nunya feckin bizzo, Jan 4, 2005
    #15
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