Aurora wants to light the way with BPL

18 May 2006

Ultra fast Internet is set to race through power lines across Tasmania, with Aurora Energy also seeking to push its Broadband over Powerline (BPL) business model to utilities across the country.

By Dahna McConnachie, Computerworld, 18/05/2006 13:18:33

TasTel, a subsidiary of Aurora Energy, has been commercially trialling BPL since September last year. The service is so far delivering up to 200Mbps speeds to 1200 homes in Hobart and Burnie.

Aurora business development manager, Bob Darwin, said that Aurora will offer wholesale access under the brand name of eAurora subject to business case approval in the next few months, and he hopes to utilise Connect Australia funding to facilitate a large scale state-wide commercial rollout.

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Filed: May 2006, News, Pilots, Co: None, Tech: None

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