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Subject: [IP] mo Plug-In Internet Connection to Get Test on Long Island

  • From: Dave Farber <dave@farber.net>
  • To: ip@v2.listbox.com
  • Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 13:36:34 -0500


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: [IP] Plug-In Internet Connection to Get Test on Long Island]
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 13:08:29 -0500
From: Bob Frankston <Bob2-19-0501@bobf.frankston.com>
To: dave@farber.net, ip@v2.listbox.com
CC: 'Dewayne Hendricks' <dewayne@warpspeed.com>

This snippet (or LIPA) seems to confuse connectivity via the power lines to
the house and the technologies for the power lines within the house. They
are very different and essentially unrelated.

BPL is about using the long runs of the power lines and getting past
transformers but sometimes it's just about rights of way and the use of
fiber or other technology.

Power line within the house is something entirely different and there are
some competing technologies including one going 200mbps. One can use BPL to
the home and the wireless within or FTTH and then power line within the
home. So far the within home power line products have not fared well
against 802.11.

Having followed this for a long time I'm not surprised that the story is
confused -- I think it reflects the industries' own confusion. Those making
policy decisions are not necessarily proficient in the technologies and
when we add a few layers of politics ...

(I'll read the full article but first I'll need to debug my TimesSelect
subscription)

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Farber [mailto:dave@farber.net]
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2006 10:23
To: ip@v2.listbox.com
Subject: [IP] Plug-In Internet Connection to Get Test on Long Island]



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Dewayne-Net] Plug-In Internet Connection to Get Test on Long
Island
Resent-Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 22:58:50 -0800
Resent-From: Dewayne Hendricks <dewayne@warpspeed.com>
Resent-To: Dewayne-Net List Technology <dewayne-net@warpspeed.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 01:27:10 -0500
From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com>
Reply-To: dewayne@warpspeed.com
To: Dewayne-Net Technology List <dewayne-net@warpspeed.com>

[Note:  This item comes from reader Monty Solomon
<monty@roscom.com>.  DLH]

Plug-In Internet Connection to Get Test on Long Island

By KEN BELSON
The New York Times
February 17, 2006

Customers love to grumble about their phone and cable companies, and
residents on Long Island are no different. But for those unhappy with
their service from Verizon or Cablevision, an alternative may be on
the way.

The Long Island Power Authority announced on Wednesday that it would
begin testing technology that provides high-speed Internet
connections through people's electrical outlets, a service that could
ultimately make a dent in a business now dominated by Cablevision and
Verizon.

For several years, utilities across the country, including Con
Edison, have been examining the technology, known as broadband over
power line, or B.P.L. Companies like Cinergy in Cincinnati have
started selling the service, which requires that customers plug in
special adaptors that link to their computers via Ethernet cables or
wirelessly.

In addition to generating new revenue, the technology is attractive
to utilities because the two-way Internet connections let them more
effectively monitor their networks and their customers' electricity
use. Some companies are also using the technology to provide Internet
phone and video services to residential and business customers.

.....

<http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/17/nyregion/17lipa.html>



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