German energy provider offers high-speed Internet access via power lines

The opportunities provided by the Internet are evolving at enormous speed. At the moment, the Internet is still mostly used for sending e-mails and for accessing financial data and company and product information – all so-called narrow-band information services. However, the future belongs to much more complex services, such as 3D Shopping.

AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2001 – Caterpillar Inc. and Active Power Inc., have formed an alliance to develop battery-free solutions for the power quality industry.

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