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    Internet over power lines

    http://www.mlive.com/business/ambizd...6640154221.xml

    If you ask me it sounds more like downtime and not up...

    But, does give the birds more places to rest.

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    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell said electric power lines may some day make broadband Internet service available universally.
    Well there's a new type of wireless service out there which will give broadband companies much greater access to areas where adding lines on the ground would cost too much. Its called Wi-Max, and it can offer up to a 30 mile range, with a signal strength of up to 5mb/s. It has been implemented in a few places I believe, as a try. It will offer secure connections and public access to the internet for short periods of time. I think they might even start selling access to it...I.E. $5 dollars for 10 hours of access. It might become implemented more publicly towards the end of 2005 at least vendors hope so. Its also believed that it will significantly lower costs of broadband access. The only issue now, the FCC needs to change its spectrum policies about the 2.5 GHZ band.

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    They make it sound like it's ground-breaking news about a ground-breaking technology. They're at least 3 years late, though.

    March 6, 2000

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    it it is breaking news ...its closer to reality that it was 3 years ago ...besides..its the media..what do you expect

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    Well, it is about 5 years old AFAIK...........and what about the little blue wire in your phone?


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    I just hope they hurry up and get broadband over power lines in my area, so I can haev DSL at my house
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    lol, except it wouldn't be DSL technically :P

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    Gr8. Another way of spam arriving.

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