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The world's fastest and cheapest internet connectivity

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April 6, 2008

April 7, 2008 Computerworld Malaysia is reporting that Broadband over Powerline (BPL) provider Velchip Sdn Bhd has formalised three major partnerships to advance the world’s biggest BPL project announced earlier this month. The project intends offering 60 million people unlimited high speed Internet connection of 224Mbps (megabits per second) at a cost of only around RM5 (US$1.58) per user per month. It’s the fastest and cheapest internet connectivity in the world.

BPL modems use existing electrical power lines to deliver high speed Internet access and data transmission.

Velchip is a Pinnacle worldwide partner of the upcoming World Congress on Information Technology, to be held in Kuala Lumpur in May this year. Computerworld Malaysia is the official IT media for the WCIT.

Via Slashdot

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5 Comments

It\'s already been 3 years since then & we here still\'ve to make do with speeds well below 100Mbps... & this Velchip\'s nowhere to be found...

Windmaster Hiroaki

Yeah right! lol

Lets get real, $2/month, do you really think that AT&T, Comcast and all of the other current players in the ISP business are going to let this happen, let alone those who have invested interests in those major corporations.

It\'s just like with finding a newer, cleaner and self-sustaining power sources for the world: the technology is already there and in many very efficient ways, but to replace a our current multi-trillion dollar source (nuclear and oil) that we rely on right now would be economic suicide and a loss of interests.

I wouldn\'t be surprised that our governments would never let these types of things hit the market, because their the one\'s with these invested interests.

blazedanblazin1

Why do we need an \"NBN\" if we can use this technology? We already have electrical power cables going to just about every Australian home, even in regional areas. WHy pay billions to put fibre in? What\'s going on Juliar?

raycon

Using existing electrical cables, and utilising WI-MAX dual fuction LED light fittings that have built in modem ... thats what i would do if one is going to get better reception, that is not only fast, but secular and secure to the flat/home in question.

The LED light fitting modules with built in modems have already been developed, so why not incorporate them now, so that we can get consistent speeds of 500Mbps -2Gig/sec. With the advance of TV\'s with video streaming, and internet widgets, why have one thing and not the other?.

Imagine having wireless connected projectors, and internet TV\'s without the need to worry about weather conditions causing deterioration of signal quality. The best bit is that you could get Virgin to create a interface module for its V-Box, so that the signal is streamed to the TV/Projector device, thus, eliminating wired boxes and ugly cabling.

Harpal Sahota

BPL is not perfect. The interference problems might be insurmountable. 802.22 looks more interesting.

James Van Damme
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