PC Paradox heeft een artikeltje in elkaar gedraaid over nieuwe technologiŽn waarmee het mogelijk moet worden om te netwerken via het bestaande stroomnet, tegen snelheden van ver boven de 1GBit per seconde. Jammie!
One company, MediaFusion, is hoping to take advantage of those powerlines that run into all of our house to provide a very high speed connection using existing infrastructure, very much like DSL uses our POTL (plain old telephone lines) and cable. The advantage they offer is that instead of talking about megabits MediaFusion is thinking gigabits and even exobits. This blows away cable at 30 Mb/s or even T1's and DS3's (depending on whether they will offer both a high speed download and upload). Thus the Internet 2 with their fancy fiberoptics could be replaced by those huge powerlines we always hear humming after it rains. Another advantage that beats out cable and DSL is that you do not have to a certain distance from the router or have a special type of cable. The one problem lies around how to deal with noise, those copper lines go through various routers along the way and keeping the packetloss at a minimum has proven a definite challenge.