[aprssig] It's Baaack BPL - Broadband Over Powerlines

Brian Webster info at wirelessmapping.com
Thu Dec 14 11:08:12 CST 2017


This is not BPL, they are just mounting radios above the power space on utility lines. They are not modulating any signals over the power grid.

Thank You,
Brian N2KGC

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Nick VA3NNW
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:26 AM
To: aprssig at tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] It's Baaack BPL - Broadband Over Powerlines

Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> [...] AT&T begins testing high-speed internet over power lines [...] 
> <https://www.reuters.com/article/us-at-t-internet/att-begins-testing-h
> igh-speed-internet-over-power-lines-idUSKBN1E70GB>

Honestly? Can't kill this zombie? I thought fibre to the home was finally going to put this one to bed - you can push far more bandwidth down a glass pipe than a copper one anyway, with far less interference to OR FROM people like us, emergency services, radio astronomy, etc, not to mention better EMP resiliency.

Perhaps FTTH isn't easy enough to wiretap?   :-(

Nick VA3NNW

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