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

Sterling Coffey kawfey at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 13:30:26 CST 2017


It also states

>AT&T and Verizon Communications Inc, the largest U.S. wireless carrier,
have also been testing 5G internet services in which the last leg of the
connection is delivered via a radio signal to homes using *high-frequency
airwaves* known as *millimeter wave spectrum*.

I would question the article's validity if it's saying millimeter wave is
HF. It's just a dumbed down article for the masses.

I found this on reddit.com/r/amateurradio:
https://www.rcrwireless.com/20170419/opinion/project-airgig-what-is-it-really-and-why-do-you-care-tag9

It is using mmwave (24GHz or 60GHz, to relay signals between terminals
mounted on power poles, in which case it's literally Broadband over power
lines....because the signal is physically above them. Get it? But
thankfully this time no interference to HF...but now it might impinge on
the few and proud millimeter wave hams out there on the 24.0-24.25 GHz
band. (13mm band?)

-Sterling N0SSC

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:12 PM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> That’s not how I read it.  It clearly says by using High Frequency (HF)
> airwaves that travel along power lines.
>
> Sure sounds like BPL!
> Bob
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Brian Webster
> Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:08 PM
> To: 'Nick VA3NNW'; aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] It's Baaack BPL - Broadband Over Powerlines
>
> 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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