Tasmanians to Trial Broadband Over Power Lines

There could soon be a new player in the telecommunications industry with Tasmanian energy company Aurora Energy and Mitsubishi Electric announcing a joint trial. The companies have launched the first commercial trial of broadband over power lines (BPL) in the Southern Hemisphere. The technology relies on existing power lines and connection is as easy as plugging a modem into a household power point. Aurora’s Piero Peroni says the new technology is faster than phone line and wireless services

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