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Australia Says No to Broadband Over Powerline:

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The Wireless Institute of Australia reports that amateurs down-under appear to be safe from the rollout of a nationwide Broadband over Powerline or BPL system. Australia's government announced that it will be building a system based on fibre optic technology. This decision would appear to remove the possibility of widespread interference to radio communications from any network-wide adoption of BPL technology, but still leaves as a concern the possibility of interference from in-home use of BPL as an internal distribution technology. The decision by Australia to opt away from BPL could be a major blow to the world-wide implementation of this technology. Hopefully, other nations will look at Australia's decision to go fibre and reconsider any commitment to BPL.

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