Het canadese Nortel en het engelse United Utilities zijn gestopt met het plan om internet via het stroomnet mogelijk te maken, zo bericht Techweb:
"The decision was arrived at on commercial grounds, not technical ones -- it performed well in trials," said United Utilities spokesman Alan Price. "The decision was taken in light of the competitive market for broadband access.
[...] "The volumes [of subscribers] were not there compared with xDSL and cable," Thomson said.
[...] "Some months ago, the IEE [Institute of Electrical Engineers] published an article raising concerns about electromagnetic compatibility [EMC] problems -- stuff leaking out of the wires [and interfering with other communications]," said Peter Aknai, senior consultant at telecom consultancy Analysys. "If there are EMC issues, it would add cost burdens to the system. Cable and xDSL don't suffer so much from EMC problems."