Broadband now a power point presentation

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 08:00 Hrs
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New Delhi: In a move that has the potential to give a big boost to broadband penetration, government is planning to promote use of power distribution lines for providing Internet connectivity to your homes.

The department of Information Technology (DIT) is in talks with some of the country’s top technical institutions to evolve technology that would make transmission of broadband-over-power line (BPL) a viable option.

The broadband service providers in India need to install a transmitter every three meters for the supply of 2 MHz to 35 MHz of radio wave that is required to run Internet.

The broadband development wing of DIT is planning to adopt a technology where the requirement of installing a transmitter is brought down to one every 300 meters to 500 meters.

BPL is also known as power-line Internet or powerband. Under this technology broadband Internet access can be provided through ordinary power lines. A computer would need only to plug a BPL modem into any outlet in an equipped building to have high-speed Internet access.

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