[RFI] Investment vs. interference: BPL

WA2BPE wa2bpe at infoblvd.net
Sat Apr 17 15:25:55 EDT 2004

As I understand it, DSL is still limited to 18000 ft. from the "central
office" - but determining exactly where that is isn't always obvious.  If I
am wrong here, I would like to know it.

I also just heard about 802.16 (?) which will make 802.11(g)  [I think I've
got that right] look like a toy.

Hmmm - was just about to say that these folks pushing BPL have to thought
this whole thing through, but then I recalled my 40+ years in industry
(R&D).  Sigh!

Tom - WA2BPE

Pete Smith wrote:

> At 11:52 AM 4/17/04, Jim Jarvis wrote:
> >This past week, Verizon announced intention to roll out DSL service
> >to unserved areas...expecting the whole country to be covered by 2006.
> >
> >BPL is too cumbersome to compete with the combination of cable, dsl
> >and wireless broadband.  It will eventually prove non-viable.
> >
> >Fasten your seatbelts...the next demand will be for expansion at 5 GHz,
> >to accomodate the rollout.
> Has Verizon figured out how to extend the range limitation on DSL?  I
> thought it used to be limited to X miles from a central office.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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