Broadband Communications over power line

GEAB/Vattenfall and Main.net Communications Ltd., provider of PLC access network solutions, have announced the rollout of commercial broadband PLC, based on Main.net’s PLUS technology. GEAB (a joint venture company of Gotland’s municipality and Vattenfall) is offering this service through its electricity network to 500 residential customers. This decision was taken after successful trials had been completed last year – important because Gotland’s broadband solution is built on a combination of fibre, radio and PLC technologies.

The broadband service package includes Internet connection, e-mail, web hosting for a home page and other services from the Internet. Main.net believes it has met its two major objectives – to supply GEAB with the right technological solution to meet the high demand for PLC and quality of service, and to offer a cost-effective solution for rural areas, where other technologies are not competitive.