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Powerline broadband reappears...

Broadband Internet connections through the power sockets has reappearred in the UK, Scottish Hydro-Electric are running a trial in the Crieff and Campbeltown areas.

The service appears to be somewhere between 1Mbps and 2Mbps in speed and costs £25 per month until the trial ends on 31st December 2003. Internet access over the mains was trialled in the UK a couple of years ago but was stopped due to things like street lamps acting as transmitters of the signal and other interference problems. In the last year though more trials and new hardware has been appearing around the world - so it may work better this time around.

Thanks to for spotting the trial.


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