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Originally posted by rogerstigers
While I like the idea of a grass roots "public access" kind of internet schema, there are more technical hurdles than just carrying the signal. Because of the way internet traffic works (TCP/IP), you have to have routers at every "fork in the road" to move traffic between one network and another. Otherwise, you would have to have one large network with no subnetworks. This would mean the solid implementation of IPv6 and every computer would be visible to every other computer. In addition, you would have to have some mammoth servers handling DNS (name server) requests.
Still, if those hurdles could be worked around, I think it would be a great idea.
Originally posted by lagnar
One of my gaming buds lives in Cincinnati (one of the first places to try BPL), and he says there are currently two Broadband over Power Line companies up there.
One is "Cinergy" and the other is "Current Communications". They both offer very high broadband with actual 100/100 upload and download speeds (i.e. Great for Game Hosting).