Without dragging the list into the sordid details, let me just say that the thing that works best about BPL is the marketing. see the second half of http://www.mwrf.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=10753 for a somewhat more balanced presentation.. ...tom >This morning I heard a story on NPR about Broadband over Power Lines (BPL). >I only heard part of the report, and it concerned a small town in rural >Texas that has been able to offer broadband access to all of its residents. >This town had been unsuccessful at convincing phone and cable operators to >provide broadband service. > >A side benefit for the town was much more efficient management of the >overall electrical service (being able to quickly locate a transformer that >went down, etc.).