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  • Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance, Tue, 05 Jul 2005 6:59 AM PDT Telkonet's iWire System(TM) Secures FIPS 140-2 Validation for IP over Powerline Products
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    Telkonet, Inc. , the leader in providing powerline networking solutions using existing electrical wiring, today announced that it has received the National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 validation for the Telkonet eXtender and the Telkonet iBridge.

  • PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance, Tue, 05 Jul 2005 6:32 AM PDT COMTek Names Former Manassas, Va., Utilities Director as New Vice President for Broadband Over Powerline (BPL) Services
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    Communication Technologies, Inc. , the U.S. leader in commercial deployment of broadband over powerlines , announced today that it has hired Allen P. Todd as the firm's new vice president for BPL Operations.

  • Press Dispensary, Wed, 06 Jul 2005 2:14 AM PDT Magenta Solutions Launches Corinex Distribution And Reseller Programme
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    Magenta Solutions (http://www.shopmagenta.com), a York-based online retailer of IT equipment, today announces a distribution agreement and reseller pr

  • Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance, Wed, 06 Jul 2005 7:40 AM PDT PowerLinx Rearvision Now an Option with Lexington and Forester RV Lines from Forest River, Inc.
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    PowerLinx, Inc. , the leader in power line communication products, is pleased to announce that Forest River Inc., one of the largest privately owned recreational vehicle manufacturers in the United States, has made PowerLinx PowerLine Vision Systems the rearvision camera of choice for their 2005 Lexington and Forester Lines.

  • Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance, Thu, 07 Jul 2005 8:50 AM PDT HomePlug Powerline Alliance Creates Universal Co-Existence Solution for Powerline Communications
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    The HomePlug Powerline Alliance, the world's leading consortium dedicated to the development and standardization of powerline technologies, has developed a co-existence solution that allows all powerline communications technologies, including the industry-standard HomePlug 1.0, HomePlug AV, and HomePlug BPL, to efficiently share the powerline network in both to-the-home and in-the-home

  • Engadget, Thu, 07 Jul 2005 7:14 AM PDT Google, etc. drop $100m on broadband over power lines
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    Listen up, Google’s sick of you slowing up their operations with your dialup service, making their servers wait around to send the results of the 800 searches you each perform every day. So they’re stepping it up by dropping $100 million into Current Communications Group, LLC (along with The Hearst Corporation, and Goldman Sachs), who are apparently England’s biggest broadband of powerline

  • Broadcasting and Cable, Thu, 07 Jul 2005 7:01 AM PDT United States of Broadband
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    Martin praised the recent Supreme Court decision in the Brand X case that cable did not have to open up its lines to competing internet service providers and also took the opportunity to dispute that the U.S. is on the trailing edge of broadband deployment.

  • Tom's Hardware Guide, Thu, 07 Jul 2005 10:12 AM PDT HomePlug Alliance says it has co-existence covered
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    Copyright of all documents and scripts belonging to this site by TG Publishing AG 1996 - 2005. Most of the information contained on this site is copyrighted material.

  • Reuters via Yahoo! News, Thu, 07 Jul 2005 12:09 PM PDT Google invests in powerline Internet firm
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    A company that provides high-speed Internet access over electrical power lines on Thursday said it has received a major investment from Google Inc. , the Hearst Corp. and Goldman Sachs .

  • Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance, Thu, 07 Jul 2005 9:46 AM PDT Advanced Powerline Technologies, Inc. Announces New Information Website
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    Advanced Powerline Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has allowed the set up of a new website, WWW.APWL.INFO. The company spokesman stated that due to the high volume of inquiries received by the company, it has authorized this new website to better disseminate information about the company to the public at large.

  • United States Telecom Association, Thu, 07 Jul 2005 10:03 AM PDT FCC Report Supports Urgent Need To Update U.S. Telecom Laws
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    Today, the Federal Communications Commission released new data on high-speed connections to the Internet in the United States. “This is a very important report that underscores the urgent need for Congress to update U.S. telecom laws to speed the broadband revolution well underway in the U.S. today.

  • The Deal, Thu, 07 Jul 2005 3:14 PM PDT Current receives a $100M boost
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    Current Communications Group LLC , which makes technology to deliver high-speed Internet access over conventional power lines, on Thursday said it has received funding from an all-star group of investors including Google Inc. , Goldman, Sachs & Co. and The Hearst Corp., with published reports putting the round at $100 million.

  • Light Reading, Fri, 08 Jul 2005 6:28 AM PDT Google Backs Powerline Carrier
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    While Current says it's not revealing any financial details, the Wall Street Journal reported that the round, which included input from existing investors EnerTech Capital and Liberty Associated Partners, LP, was around $100 million.

  • InternetNews.com, Fri, 08 Jul 2005 12:33 PM PDT High-Speed Internet Subscribers Revved in 2004
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    High-speed Internet subscriptions increased to 37.9 million in 2004.

  • Portel.de, Fri, 08 Jul 2005 12:11 PM PDT Originalmeldung ----------------- FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RELEASES DATA ON HIGH-SPEED SERVICES FOR INTERNET
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    Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today released new data on high-speed connections to the Internet in the United States.

  • TechWeb, Fri, 08 Jul 2005 4:54 PM PDT U.S. Broadband Grows By 34 Percent
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    The move by Americans to broadband Internet access accelerated in the second half of last year, the Federal Communications Commission said in its twice-annual report on the state of high-speed connections.

  • Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance, Mon, 11 Jul 2005 5:01 AM PDT Conexant Sets Date for Q3FY05 Earnings Conference Call
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    Conexant Systems, Inc. , a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications, enterprise networks and the digital home, invites financial analysts, members of the media and the public to participate in a conference call announcing results for the third fiscal quarter of 2005.

  • CNN Money, Mon, 11 Jul 2005 3:25 AM PDT Internet may come to your power outlet
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    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Consumers will soon be able to recognize Web sites specially designed for use by mobile phones by the new ".mobi" suffix, which will be introduced alongside the popular ".com" and other domain names.

  • InfoWorld, Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:52 AM PDT IBM plugs in to powerline broadband trial
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    ( InfoWorld ) - One day in the not too distant future, you may be able to tap into the Internet by plugging your computer's modem straight into an electric wall socket. IBM wants to make sure it has a piece of the fledgling BPL (broadband over power line) market: On Monday, it detailed a pilot project it's working on in Houston with CenterPoint Energy to offer several dozen of the utility's

  • Reuters via Yahoo! News, Mon, 11 Jul 2005 1:01 PM PDT CenterPoint, IBM team on powerline broadband test
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    Utility operator CenterPoint Energy Inc. and IBM will team up to test new technologies for delivering high-speed Internet access over electrical power lines, the companies said on Monday.

  • AnandTech, Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:23 AM PDT IBM partners to offer broadband from a wall plug
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    Last week it was announced that Google would be backing powerline broadband service. IBM is the latest to announce their plans for broadband over power wires with a trial service in Houston: Because power lines can carry data as well as electricity, utilities and broadband companies ar...

  • TechWeb, Mon, 11 Jul 2005 2:09 PM PDT U.S. Broadband Access Nears 40 Million
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    Some 37.9 million Internet users in the United States now have broadband access, according to a report released by the Federal Communications Commission.

  • RedNova, Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:32 PM PDT Detroit Free Press Technology Today Column
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    Jul. 12--Build a safer network on existing wires at home Wireless networks have gotten a bad rap for security lately, with everyone from the FBI on down warning consumers that home Wi-Fi installations aren't secure from even modest attempts to hack in.

  • EE Times, Tue, 12 Jul 2005 5:21 AM PDT Broadband over powerline gains investors and detractors
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    LONDON — A leading market researcher has warned that broadband over powerline (BPL) may not make it in an increasingly competitive DSL and cable market, just as heavyweight corporations, Google, Goldman Sachs and Hearst have invested in a major utility providing fast data access over AC power lines, and IBM is reported to be partnering with another utility to trial the technology.

  • The Oklahoman, Tue, 12 Jul 2005 3:52 AM PDT New Web site to offer insight into company
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    Jul 12, 2005: A Laverne-based company promising advanced communications tools over electric power lines has opened a Web site to explain its business model. The Advance Powerline Technologies Inc. site at www.apwl.

  • ElectricNews.Net, Tue, 12 Jul 2005 2:01 AM PDT ElectricNews.net:News:In the papers 12 July
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    Will VoIP spell the death knell of traditional telcos or create a renaissance of telecoms innovation?

  • RedNova, Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:32 PM PDT Detroit Free Press Technology Today Column
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    Jul. 12--Build a safer network on existing wires at home Wireless networks have gotten a bad rap for security lately, with everyone from the FBI on down warning consumers that home Wi-Fi installations aren't secure from even modest attempts to hack in.

  • EE Times, Tue, 12 Jul 2005 5:21 AM PDT Broadband over powerline gains investors and detractors
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    LONDON — A leading market researcher has warned that broadband over powerline (BPL) may not make it in an increasingly competitive DSL and cable market, just as heavyweight corporations, Google, Goldman Sachs and Hearst have invested in a major utility providing fast data access over AC power lines, and IBM is reported to be partnering with another utility to trial the technology.

  • Networking Pipeline, Tue, 12 Jul 2005 12:54 PM PDT Can Broadband Over Powerlines Deliver?
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    A leading market researcher warned that broadband-over-powerline communications may fail to compete against DSL and cable. Undeterred, corporate heavyweights are investing in the techology.

  • WebProNews, Wed, 13 Jul 2005 4:12 PM PDT Broadband Price Wars Begin
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    As the telecom companies continue switching customers from copper wires to fiber lines, cable begins cutting rates. And this is just the start.

  • telecomasia.net, Thu, 14 Jul 2005 1:30 AM PDT Home is where the ecosystem is
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    Home networking is widely regarded as one of the key areas broadband operators should be targeting in their quest to add value to the bit pipe. How challenging that is, however, depends on the home, the network and what's connected to it.

  • Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance, Tue, 19 Jul 2005 7:05 AM PDT UPA Issues First Open Specifications for Coexistence in the Field of Power Line Communications
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    Today, the Universal Powerline Association announces that it has published a paper of proposed specifications entitled, "Powerline Communication Systems - Access/In-home & In-home/In-home coexistence mechanism - General specifications".

  • Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News, Wed, 20 Jul 2005 3:51 AM PDT Upa Issues Specifications for Coexistence in Power Communication
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    (Full text of a statement. Contact details below.)

  • Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News, Wed, 20 Jul 2005 3:57 AM PDT UPA Issues Specifications For Coexistence In Power Communication
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    Access/In-home & In-home/In-home coexistence mechanism - General specifications". The proposed specifications are intended to be the starting point for the work of standards setting bodies, including the IEEE and ETSI.

  • Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance, Wed, 20 Jul 2005 7:05 AM PDT Advanced Powerline Technologies Announces Plans to Launch a Manufacturer Direct to Consumer Web Site
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    Advanced Powerline Technologies, Inc., announced today that it plans to launch a new web site for direct manufacturer to consumer sales of its Power Line Communications compatible LCD High Definition Digital Televisions and other Power Line Communications devices.

  • Mass High Tech, Fri, 22 Jul 2005 7:46 AM PDT Ambient does deal with San Diego for powerline broadband demo
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    Boston-based maker of Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) systems Ambient Corp. reports it has entered into a BPL Trial Agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E) aimed at evaluating BPL-enabled consumer and utility-based applications.

  • Mass High Tech, Fri, 22 Jul 2005 7:46 AM PDT Ambient does deal with San Diego for powerline broadband demo
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    Boston-based maker of Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) systems Ambient Corp. reports it has entered into a BPL Trial Agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E) aimed at evaluating BPL-enabled consumer and utility-based applications.

  • T-Net British Columbia, Fri, 22 Jul 2005 7:35 AM PDT Embedded Automation Announces Commercial Release of mControl
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    Surrey, BC, July 22, 2005--(T-Net)--Embedded Automation has announced the commercial release of mControl - software application that has been designed for the Media Center platform and allows a user to take total control of their home from a TV set with a single remote control.

  • LinuxElectrons, Sun, 24 Jul 2005 11:36 AM PDT IEEE Begins Standard to Define Communication Channel for Broadband-Over-Powerline Systems
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    PISCATAWAY , N.J. – With momentum building to adapt the installed base of electrical power lines for Internet and other broadband communications, the IEEE has begun work on a standard to define the nature of the communication channel to be used.

  • RedNova, Sun, 24 Jul 2005 11:07 PM PDT Hassle-Free Network With Powerline Tech
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    TECHNICALLY, the easiest way to set up a hassle-free network today would be to use powerline technology. Why? Because there is almost no configuration and drilling involved if you want to have Ethernet or Internet connection to every PC and notebook in your office.

  • CommsDesign, Mon, 25 Jul 2005 7:11 AM PDT Broadband powers up on the grid
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    The electric power grid forms the infrastructure for broadband powerline (BPL) communications.

  • Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance, Mon, 25 Jul 2005 11:30 AM PDT Telkonet Confirms FIPS 140-2 Validation for Entire iWire System(TM)
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    Telkonet, Inc. , the leader in providing powerline networking solutions using existing electrical wiring, today announced that it has received the National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 validation for the Telkonet eXtender and the Telkonet iBridge.

  • CommsDesign, Mon, 25 Jul 2005 1:11 PM PDT Duquesne Broadband to Launch Wireless Internet Pilot in Monroeville
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    PITTSBURGH, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The wires that bring electricity to the home will soon be delivering a new choice in high-speed wireless Internet service to a select group of Duquesne Light customers.

  • CommsDesign, Mon, 25 Jul 2005 1:11 PM PDT Duquesne Broadband to Launch Wireless Internet Pilot in Monroeville
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    PITTSBURGH, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The wires that bring electricity to the home will soon be delivering a new choice in high-speed wireless Internet service to a select group of Duquesne Light customers.

  • PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance, Tue, 26 Jul 2005 7:46 AM PDT COMTek to Provide Broadband Over Powerline (BPL) for 'Artrain USA' During its Manassas Visit
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    Communication Technologies, Inc. , the company that is delivering broadband over powerline service to hundreds of residences and businesses in Manassas, announced today that it will provide complimentary Internet connectivity via BPL to Artrain USA, an art museum housed in vintage rail cars, during the traveling exhibit's local stop.

  • BIOS, Tue, 26 Jul 2005 8:27 AM PDT Apple Computer Unveils Faster iBooks And Mac Minis
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    Apple has made two announcements today. Its new iBook line now comes with a scrolling trackpad and sudden motion sensor (technology to help protect a spinning hard drive if the notebook is accidentally dropped), and the Mac mini now comes with double the memory, bu...

  • MacNN, Tue, 26 Jul 2005 3:48 PM PDT MacWireless offers 3-port Powerline Network Adapter
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    MacWireless today announced its 3-port Powerline Network Adapter. Powerline networking allows you to...

  • PC World, Wed, 27 Jul 2005 1:04 AM PDT Digital Gear: The Blank Keyboard, Wi-Fi Stretchers, and More
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    A keyboard for expert typists, a high-tech health aide, and products to extend a wireless network lead off this month's gadget gallery.

  • Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance, Wed, 27 Jul 2005 6:00 AM PDT Telkonet Appoints Seth Blumenfeld Senior Advisor for International Development
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    Telkonet, Inc. , the leader in providing in-building broadband access over existing electrical wiring, has appointed Seth Blumenfeld as Senior Advisor for International Development.

  • Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance, Wed, 27 Jul 2005 1:30 PM PDT Conexant Accelerates Recovery and Exceeds Expectations in Third Fiscal Quarter
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    Conexant Systems, Inc. today announced that it accelerated the pace of its recovery in the third fiscal quarter of 2005, which ended July 1, 2005. Revenues grew 16 percent sequentially to $197.5 million, compared to previous expectations of $190 million.

  • Electronics Weekly, Thu, 28 Jul 2005 3:12 AM PDT Bread Crumb Menu
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    ZigBee to gain control in 2006? A technology with the name of ZigBee is hard to forget. Although it has been around for a while now, will the buzz still be heard in two or three years or will it be another technology like HomeRF that will fall by the wayside?

  • Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance, Thu, 28 Jul 2005 6:30 AM PDT Research and Markets: What is the Future Status for the U.S. Market for Broadband over Powerline?
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    Research and Markets has announced the addition of The U.S. Market for Broadband over Powerline to their offering.

  • NewsFactor, Fri, 29 Jul 2005 7:08 AM PDT Waiting for Electrifying Internet Access
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    Electrical power lines all around the country might soon be providing subscribers the ability to surf the Internet with greater speed than is now available from cable and DSL service.

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