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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to Establish Broadband Over Powerline Standard

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 – Broadband over Powerline (BPL) will finally have an established standard. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has been working on a standard since 2005 but only recently has unable to come to agreement.

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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 – Broadband over Powerline (BPL) will finally have an established standard.  The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has been working on a standard since 2005 but until recently had been unable to come to agreement.

A Graphic Display of how BPL works from HowStuffWorks.com

The disagreement has mainly been around creating a standard that will allow competing companies with different frequencies do not cancel each other out over the wire. BPL works by sending a broadband signal over an electrical signal, a modem then coverts the signal from the electrical outlet to Ethernet. The graphic on the left shows a basic distribution.

Approval for this IEEE standard is targeted for September 2010, but a comment period has been set through August.

According to Jean-Philippe Faure, chair of the P1901 working group representing Panasonic, more than 90 companies participated.

“It creates transmission collisions if systems using different BPL technologies are connected to the same power lines,” Faure said. “The co-existence protocol prevents collisions by setting minimum rules that all systems using any kind of technology obey for transmitting. This mechanism is simple and compatible with all BPL technologies.”

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U.S. Broadband Deployment and Speeds are Beating Europe’s, Says Scholar Touting ‘Facilities-based Competition’

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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 – Broadband over Powerline (BPL) will finally have an established standard.  The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has been working on a standard since 2005 but until recently had been unable to come to agreement.

A Graphic Display of how BPL works from HowStuffWorks.com

The disagreement has mainly been around creating a standard that will allow competing companies with different frequencies do not cancel each other out over the wire. BPL works by sending a broadband signal over an electrical signal, a modem then coverts the signal from the electrical outlet to Ethernet. The graphic on the left shows a basic distribution.

Approval for this IEEE standard is targeted for September 2010, but a comment period has been set through August.

According to Jean-Philippe Faure, chair of the P1901 working group representing Panasonic, more than 90 companies participated.

“It creates transmission collisions if systems using different BPL technologies are connected to the same power lines,” Faure said. “The co-existence protocol prevents collisions by setting minimum rules that all systems using any kind of technology obey for transmitting. This mechanism is simple and compatible with all BPL technologies.”

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Discussion of Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event on High-Capacity Applications and Gigabit Connectivity

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club released the first video of its Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event, on “How High-Capacity Applications Are Driving Gigabit Connectivity.”

The dialogue featured Dr. Glenn Ricart, Chief Technology Officer, US IGNITESheldon Grizzle of GigTank in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Todd MarriottExecutive Director of UTOPIA, the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency, and Drew ClarkChairman and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com.

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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 – Broadband over Powerline (BPL) will finally have an established standard.  The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has been working on a standard since 2005 but until recently had been unable to come to agreement.

A Graphic Display of how BPL works from HowStuffWorks.com

The disagreement has mainly been around creating a standard that will allow competing companies with different frequencies do not cancel each other out over the wire. BPL works by sending a broadband signal over an electrical signal, a modem then coverts the signal from the electrical outlet to Ethernet. The graphic on the left shows a basic distribution.

Approval for this IEEE standard is targeted for September 2010, but a comment period has been set through August.

According to Jean-Philippe Faure, chair of the P1901 working group representing Panasonic, more than 90 companies participated.

“It creates transmission collisions if systems using different BPL technologies are connected to the same power lines,” Faure said. “The co-existence protocol prevents collisions by setting minimum rules that all systems using any kind of technology obey for transmitting. This mechanism is simple and compatible with all BPL technologies.”

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Breakfast Club Video: ‘Gigabit and Ultra-High-Speed Networks: Where They Stand Now and How They Are Building the Future’

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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 – Broadband over Powerline (BPL) will finally have an established standard.  The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has been working on a standard since 2005 but until recently had been unable to come to agreement.

A Graphic Display of how BPL works from HowStuffWorks.com

The disagreement has mainly been around creating a standard that will allow competing companies with different frequencies do not cancel each other out over the wire. BPL works by sending a broadband signal over an electrical signal, a modem then coverts the signal from the electrical outlet to Ethernet. The graphic on the left shows a basic distribution.

Approval for this IEEE standard is targeted for September 2010, but a comment period has been set through August.

According to Jean-Philippe Faure, chair of the P1901 working group representing Panasonic, more than 90 companies participated.

“It creates transmission collisions if systems using different BPL technologies are connected to the same power lines,” Faure said. “The co-existence protocol prevents collisions by setting minimum rules that all systems using any kind of technology obey for transmitting. This mechanism is simple and compatible with all BPL technologies.”

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