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Old 05-15-2007, 11:13 PM   #1
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Broadband in power lines.

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http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/15/d...r-line-waters/

While analysts have long questioned how satellite television providers would answer the challenge of cable companies offering up bundled services with such little hassle, both DirecTV and EchoStar have traditionally partnered with DSL providers to tempt users to the dish, but change may finally be on the way. Reportedly, DirecTV's CEO recently suggested that it "may test delivering high-speed internet service through power lines in a major US city within the next year," meaning that broadband over power lines could be comin' down the pike. Notably, the company fessed up and stated that it "wasn't the only one" in talks to get such a plan in action, and while prospective test areas weren't named, the firm did say that it would probably aim for a "top 50 city where you're covering at least half the city." Of course, the talk of mergers was quickly shot down, but it's hard to think that a partnership isn't at least in the cards
Interesting. Internet through power lines. That would pretty much mean you can live anywhere and get the service as long as your home used power.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:00 AM   #2
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I'm not sure how this would work, but I'm not being paid lots of money so obviously I'm stupid.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:35 AM   #3
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I talked about this as early as 1999. What a visionary.

Anyway what does Boardband have to do with high-speed internet?
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:04 AM   #4
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from the creator of spilsh spalsh comes boardband!!
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