Broadband Over Power Lines

Course Number: E-4037
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Lee Layton, P.E.
Price: $119.80 Purchase using Reward Tokens. Details
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Overview

In Broadband Over Power Lines, you'll learn ...

  • How Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL) technology works
  • The three different network architectures used by BPL equipment vendors
  • Why implementation of BPL is more difficult in the U.S. compared to Europe
  • BPL regulatory issues in the U.S.

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 48 pages

This 4-hour course explains how the Nation’s electric power grid could be used to deliver broadband internet service to every home or business that receives electricity. Broadband over Power Lines is a new technology that may be able to compete with CATV and DSL services and is poised to provide a third alternative for internet service.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • What is meant by BPL
  • The current status of broadband delivery in the U.S.
  • The difference between Access BPL and In-house BPL
  • The different BPL architectures
  • The equipment used to deploy BPL
  • The different potential BPL business models
  • Regulatory issues facing BPL providers

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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