Data Commuinications Via Powerlines

Free registration required

Executive Summary

The hunger for increased bandwidth is driving individuals, corporations, and organizations to seek new methods for delivering Internet service to customers. Many of these methods are well known: radio-frequency (or wireless) communications (such as the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and the HomeRF and SWAP Protocols), infrared communications (IrDA), fiber-optic channels, high-speed telephone connections (such as DSL and ISDN or the more modern Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA) system). One approach that is still receiving a cool reception in the United States is a highly discussed option in Europe and the rest of the world using the power grid as a delivery conduit for high-speed data communications. This paper provides a brief introduction to HighSpeed Powerline Communications (HSPLC): the technologies, political struggles, and future look.

  • Format: PDF
  • Size: 807.41 KB