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New York about to get all into broadband over power lines

New York about to get all into broadband over power lines image
New York about to get all into broadband over power lines image
Ryan Block
Ryan Block|October 19, 2004 2:00 AM
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Well, that was fast. Never underestimate the entrepreneurs of New York; not days after the FCC announced its rulings on BPL (broadband over powerlines) and FTTH (fiber to the home) has ConEd and Earthlink announced, in conjunction with Ambient, their new preliminary test program for power line Internet access at a building in the Upper West Side. The building's residents shouldn't expect more than DSL speeds to start, but they'll be among the only ones in America being offered such as service, and speeds are only going to get faster in the future. Now if only we could somehow find some affordable housing that isn't a windowless basement (and while we're at it, how about some decent burritos?) on that tiny island, we might be set, right?

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