Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Gigabit Broadband?

Recent research at the American university of Penn State revealed that there was a way for power line to transmit data at a rate of approximately 1 Gbit per second. Which is far faster than what high speed internet connection provide through DSL or Cable.

The study shows that some modifications to the power lines are needed to reduce interference. If confirmed this will be another big a great breakthrough in data transmission. At this speeds things like video conferencing would become accessible to the masses.

Researchers See Gigabit Data Over Power Lines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Engineers at Penn State University said on Wednesday they had found a way for power lines to transmit data to homes at rates far faster than high-speed Internet connections from cable and telephone companies.

Broadband service over power lines has been highly touted by equipment makers and federal regulators as a possible competitor to cable and telephone services that handle nearly all of the 30 million U.S. residential broadband connections.

But despite dozens of trials, few electric utilities have attempted to sell the service to customers, citing cost and technical problems. The Penn State researchers said while the technology would improve, lowering the costs of power-line broadband would remain challenging...

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