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Meralco using power lines for broadband internet

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The Manila Electric Company, more famously known as Meralco, is about to test its power lines as a medium of transmitting broadband internet, creating a new source of business for its 24 million (or so) customers in the Philippines. Broadband over power lines can deliver as much as 200 Mbps in speed to residences, housing developments and small businesses without costly cabling. All the customer needs is an adapter or modem that’s plugged into the electric wall socket. There are limitations that Meralco will challenge during its tests, such as statis interferences and theft of service or “pilferege.” PLDT and its pension fund is now the biggest shareholder of Meralco, with 30.17 percent stake.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm

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