Has the announcement of NEC’s Broadband over Power Line product just signalled the end for telephone line rentals?
With companies such as iiNet, Primus and others, now offering “Naked DSL”, which is essentially broadband plus a VOIP phone account, overs Telstra’s copper cables, data over the powerline could be an attractive option.
Currently if you buy a naked DSL account, around $15 still goes to Telstra for rental of the copper cable to the house. However if the broadband connection could be made over power supplies, the same deal could be had, minus this line rental, saving both the consumer money, and the provider with the hassle of trying to get into a Telstra exchange.
I have to say, go for it NEC, I want your product!!!