Broadband Service Over Power Lines in Texas to Shut Down

Once touted as a possible third option for home broadband that could compete with phone and cable companies, the idea of providing Internet service over power lines now looks like it has died in infancy. A Texas utility company said last week that it is taking control of the equipment that was to be used in the largest planned US deployment of broadband over power lines, or BPL — and won’t be using it to provide Internet service

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