Online energy co. expands service offerings to include broadband

Under this agreement, PowerLine Technologies, Inc. will partner with North American utility companies to create an open flexible system designed to provide a wide range of telecommunication services over power line grids. Main applications of powerline communication (PLC) products include: Internet access, telephony and AMR (automatic meter readings). Further applications, such as home automation, home security and video conferencing may also be implemented over the same infrastructure.

BEIJING, China, Nov. 6, 2000–China is about to embark on a major reform of the electric power industry aiming to break the state monopoly and encourage competition among producers and distributors.

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