Broadband over power lines are Systems for carrying data on conductors used for electric power transmission. Power line communication technologies can be used for different applications ranging from home automation to internet access. With the spread of broadband technologies in the last few years, there are yet significant areas in the world that do not have access to high speed internet, as compared with the few internet service providers in existence, the additive expenditures of laying cables and building necessary infrastructure to provide DSL in many areas most especially rural areas is too great. But if broadband is served through power lines considering the fact that it exist all over the country, there will be no need to build new infrastructure. Therefore, anywhere there is electricity, there could also be broadband. Broadband over Power line is designed to offer an alternative means to provide high speed internet access, voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) and other broadband services, using medium and low voltage lines to reach customers and businesses by combining the principle of wireless networking, modems and Radio. Researchers and developers have created ways to transmit data over power lines into homes at speeds between 500kilobits and 3 megabits per second which is equivalent to the cable DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) and this is achieved by modifying the present power grids with specialized equipments.
This paper provides an introduction to broadband power line communications systems and the potential issues relating to their widespread use in Islamic Azad University of Hadishahr. It examines the current status of technology development and reports on the regulatory arrangements currently in place and being developed overseas to cope with the issues raised by the use of these systems.
This paper was prepared following concerns raised in Islamic Azad University of Hadishahr about the risk of Interference to HF radio communications services from broadband power line Communications systems. With this knowledge, the broadband power line developers could partner with power companies and Internet service providers to bring broadband to everyone with access to electricity.
: Broadband over power line, voice over Internet protocol, Digital Subscriber Line.