Digital PowerLine technology was first tested in a public setting at the Seymour Park Primary School in Manchester, UK. Twelve PCs were connected to a single Digital PowerLine outlet. Dedicated high-speed access to the Internet turned out to be a great success in the eyes of students and teachers.
Nortel’s Digital PowerLine web site quotes Seymour Headteacher, Jenny Dunn; "The high speed connection really lets us take advantage of the educational potential of the Internet. With a normal connection the children could lose interest waiting for pages to download. The new system means information arrives virtually instantaneously, thereby maximizing teaching time and keeping children on task. This set is amazingly flexible in educational terms, and not only gives us the additional medium with which to improve standards, but prepares us for the National Grid for Learning."