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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:44 am    Post subject: Internet connection over power line? Reply with quote

Japan may lift ban on data communications via power lines

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan plans to launch a debate on lifting a ban on using power lines for data communications, enabling people get access to the Internet at high speed, an official said.

"We are preparing to hold talks of a study group early next year," said an official at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

If the study group finds no technical problem with the new service, the ministry would move for the deregulation as early as in 2006, he told AFP.

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The possibility of providing internet connection over power line has been discussed for some time, but I personally don't know any country or region that implemented the solution. Is Japan going to be the first country to provide the internet connection via power line?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This technology, known as BPL (Broadband over Power Line), is inherently flawed. It is very tempting, since power lines are ubiquitous and it provides another revenue stream for power companies and ISPs. The problem comes from the fact that sending high-speed data over power lines creates a phenomena known as "incidental radiation" whereby the power lines act as antennas and actually generate a radio signal.

In this country, the FCC controls all radio emissions. BPL devices fall under FCC Part-15 as unlicensed devices. As such, they are allowed to exist provided they do not cause harmful interference to licensed radio services. Any interference is unacceptable, and can result in the BPL distribution equipment being seized and fines levied, for non-compliance with interference issues. What this means in real terms is that a taxi service or a new ham operator moving into a neighborhood could legally shut down a BPL ISP, leaving it's customers up the proverbial creek without a paddle. Interference is also a 2x street, that is, what can cause interference can also be interfered with (except the FCC doesn't care about interference to unlicensed services).

It has been tested in some areas of the USA with mixed results. IMO, it is only worth the risk of trying BPL if you live in the middle of nowhere, where interference is not so likely to be an issue. Of course, if you live in the middle of nowhere, then no one probably offers the service. Bit Crazy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous discussion on BPL
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is testing being carried out in Australia at the moment on this i beleive and they are seeing speeds of 30-50mbps. They are actually getting close the conclusion of testing i think, and it will be interesting to see if anything of this nature comes up here.
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