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Broadband over powerline technology losing its spark

News | 12/21/2006 5:00 am EST

The one-time promising technology of broadband over powerline (BPL), touted by some as the third wire into the home that would break the DSL-cable duopoly, appears to be all but dead in Canada. According to industry observers, three things have stopped BPL in its tracks: messy standards, sticky regulatory issues, and a questionable business case.

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